Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 505602
Preupgrade fails to check disk space correctly
Last modified: 2014-01-21 18:09:48 EST
Description of problem:
The disk space performed by preupgrade doesn't match the path used by the actual preupgrade process
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start preupdrade with /var/cache/yum/preupgrade symlinked to a different partition
2.Perform the upgrade
Preupgrade checks the free space available under /var/cache/yum/preupgrade but actually puts most of its data in /var/cache/yum/ in preupgrade-xxx directories.
The data for preupdrade is actually placed under /var/cache/yum/preupgrade
What actually happened was:
1) Start preupgrade
2) Get part way through and stop because of insufficient space on /var
3) Symlink /var/cache/yum/preupgrade to /data/preupgrade and move existing content there
4) Upgrade fails because /var fills up
5) Move all of /var/cache/yum to /data and change /etc/yum.conf to specify /data/cache/yum as the cache dir
6) Restart preupgrade
7) Preupgrade still puts packages in /var/cache/yum despite the change to /etc/yum.conf
I'm not sure if preupgrade always ignores yum.conf (if it does then it shouldn't), but it doesn't re-read it when resuming.
The disk space check should also be more specific about which location it checks.
I am too facing the same proble is there a way to tell preupgrade to get space from some other directory??
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