Bug 28528 - Default location in /var too small.
Summary: Default location in /var too small.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: up2date
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact: Jay Turner
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-02-21 02:54 UTC by Henri Schlereth
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:43 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2001-02-21 02:54:21 UTC

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Description Henri Schlereth 2001-02-21 02:54:17 UTC
Running up2date -u generates the following failure message:

The total size of the selected packages (247559 kb) exceeds your free
disk space (226084 kb).

Logically this means the /var default size is going to be a problem
unless I change it to /home which has plenty to spare. 

This was a default server install that has /var partitioned off at 251MB

Comment 1 Preston Brown 2001-02-21 05:22:20 UTC
this is true when you have to upgrade many many packages.  In this case, which
is more than likely the exception rather than the rule, you can use --tmpdir to
move the storage location.

Otherwise, /var is considered the proper location for such data at the moment
according to the FHS.

See similar problem with Apache's DocRoot...

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