Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 509916
preupgrade does not check /boot/upgrade on different partition correctly
Last modified: 2014-01-21 18:10:16 EST
Description of problem:
When /boot/upgrade is symlinked to another partition, preupgrade does not detect that.
1) Required diskspace is as reported on other (non-boot) partition.
2) Files for /boot/upgrade cannot leave the physical partition since the upgrade will not be able to boot.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rpm -q preupgrade
Steps to Reproduce:
1) rm -rf /boot/upgrade
2) ln -s /path/to/other/partition/upgrade /boot/upgrade
3) start pre-upgrade
4) restart system
grub reports "error 15: file not found" (which is correct, partition is not mounted yet).
1) preupgrade should refuse install the files for /boot/upgrade on any another physical partition than /boot.
2) The user should be appropriately warned why it refuses to do so.
3) The space requirements for /boot should be communicated to the user, instead of "not enough space". (This is a side-issue to this bug report, but relevant in combination with point 2.)
A similar problem with other directories is described in bug 505602.
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