Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 63901
up2date does not estimate package size correctly if sources are included
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:56:02 EST
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Description of problem:
in the rhn configuration, I clicked "d/l source" - and up2date does infact
automatically retriend the src.rpm - however in the "Available Package Updates"
panel where it lists the total package size ("Total size of selected packages",
it only includes the binary rpm package estimates.
If an administrator uses the size there to see if he has enough disk space in
the partition that will hold the retrievced packages, he will be misled.
I would recommend that there be some indication of total space needed to include
the src rpms for those that clicked the "download sources".
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click "download sources" in rhn registration
2. run up2date, select packages, view size needed in the Available Package
Actual Results: total size does not incluse sources
Expected Results: Total size should include sources. Optionally there should be
a breakdown of binaries, sources, and grand total.
Hmm, yeah. Grumble. Thats broke.
Looking into a fix.
up2date is no longer shipped with Fedora Core; it's functionality
has been replaced by pup, found in the pirut package. The only fixes
likely to be made to up2date in RedHat Linux and earlier Fedora Core
versions are security fixes by Fedora Legacy. This does not seem to
be a security bug, so I'm closing it.
If the problem is appropriate to RHEL and occurs to a user there, it
can be filed as such.