Bug 509916 - preupgrade does not check /boot/upgrade on different partition correctly
preupgrade does not check /boot/upgrade on different partition correctly
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: preupgrade (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Seth Vidal
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: F12Target
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Reported: 2009-07-06 16:30 EDT by Edwin ten Brink
Modified: 2014-01-21 18:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 09:30:10 EDT
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Description Edwin ten Brink 2009-07-06 16:30:52 EDT
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

How reproducible:

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 

Actual results:
grub reports "error 15: file not found" (which is correct, partition is not mounted yet).

Expected results:
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.)

Additional info:
A similar problem with other directories is described in bug 505602.
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