Bug 66509 - anaconda leaves junk in /var/lib on failed upgrade
anaconda leaves junk in /var/lib on failed upgrade
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-06-11 12:18 EDT by John Reiser
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:43 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-06-11 23:24:16 EDT
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Description John Reiser 2002-06-11 12:18:16 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.2.19-6.2.16-KRUD-perfctr2.3.6

Description of problem:
If an upgrade install (for example, 7.2==>7.3) fails because of
fatal error (media, disk space, EPERM in rpm), then anaconda
leaves a junk directory /var/lib/anaconda-rebuilddbNNNNNNNNNN
which can contain 25MB or more of space.  Either this directory
should be removed automatically, or anaconda should give a
message about it.  [If an upgrade fails once, then chances are
it will fail a couple more times before succeeding, and
losing 25MB of disk space each time can cause a failure itself!]

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. /usr/bin/chattr +i /bin/cp   # make immutable some file that will be upgraded
2. Attempt to upgrade; it will fail due to EPERM in rpm
3. Reboot, and look in /var/lib/anaconda*

Actual Results:  $ du -s /var/lib/anaconda*

Expected Results:  Either: no junk in /var/lib; or, a message about it.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-06-11 23:24:10 EDT
Assigning to an engineer.
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2002-07-02 01:35:51 EDT
We don't do rebuilds in the general case anymore, so this isn't a problem with
our current codebase.

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