Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 63844
[RFE] up2date won't download (should allow download only regardless of package set installibility)
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:56:02 EST
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Description of problem:
1) I fill up the rhn-register, with the option "do not install". I run up2date,
with a d/l directory that has in excess of 1.3 gb - I tell up2date to "download
up2date then goes into rpm mode and eventually tells me "insufficient room on /usr"
2) instead of running just "up2date" I run "up2date -d" - again I tell it to
download everything available. again it tells me "insufficient room on /usr"
"download only, and do not install" mode has absolutely no business telling me
whether or not I have space on /usr (or any other partition for that matter).
That's an install/update issue, and *only* an install/update issue. If a user is
intellegent enough to d/l and do selective updates, then can deal with space
problems as/when the time comes.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. see above
Actual Results: no rpm's downloaded
Expected Results: rpm's downloaded.
in it's current form, up2date is useless for those that do not trust
an automated d/l and install silently mode.
I'll take a look and see if it's possible to make rpm ignore the
available size when determining if a transaction set is valid
Currently, the client will only let you download sets of
packages which are installable on the machine the client
is running on. This is by design.
I'm currently working on version 3 of the client, so
I'll see if adding a "--download-package-even-though-I-know-I-cant-install-them"
option to the next version. It's probabaly a worthwhile RFE.
*** Bug 49066 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
There is new --get commandline mode to only download packages without