Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 437775
yum fails silently when disk space runs out
Last modified: 2014-01-21 18:02:06 EST
Description of problem:
I was attempting yum updates and then searches this morning and no errors were
being reported but no packages were being updated even though there were some
updates and searches for packages were returning nothing even though they were
in the repositry. After a bit I noticed that / had filled up (but not /tmp) and
then I removed some stuff and tried again and yum worked as expected again.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Once I was in that state it worked that way repeatedly. I don't know if there is
some sensitibity to exactly how much space was left. I had about 500 blocks
Steps to Reproduce:
1.yum clean all
2.fill up disk
3.yum search kernel
Yum did not indicate an error but was acting as though things were missing from
An error message indicating that there was insufficient disk space to set up the
So, it would exit w/o any other error or output?
If you can still create this would you run:
yum -d 9 whatever_command_here
I would like to know if it is generating any errors.
There was nothing that looked like an error message.
There were two progress lines displayed. Normally there are more after having
done a yum clean all. I don't believe there was a nothing to do line output, but
my disk isn't full write now and I don't want to fill it up as that tends to
cause problems. But the situation might reoccur unintentially in which case I'll
try to capture output with script or something.
Also of note for the number of lines output, I have rawhide and livna
development enabled and running from copies on my hard drives.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
The error seems to be getting caught down in urlgrabber and then not getting
propagated back to yum.
Easy way to reproduce:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/test.img bs=1M count=1
/sbin/mke2fs -F /tmp/test.img
mount -o loop /tmp/test.img /var/cache/yum
yum search kernel
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