Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 81309
Up2date fails to update kernel
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
Description of problem:
When I try and update my kernel using up2date, I get the following error:
There was a fatal RPM error. The message was:
Failed installing packages:
('installing package kernel-2.4.18-19.7.x needs 12Mb on the / filesystem', (9,
However, "df -k /" reveals that I have enough space.
Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda5 2000204 1875904 22692 99% /
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.Enter root password.
3.Select "Next" (twice).
4.Select kernel (from Packages Flagged to be Skipped).
kernel package should be installed.
I am installing the athlon kernel.
I rely on the rpm estimates of space needed. If the
rpm estimates are wrong, thats an rpm issue.
reassigning to rpm.
You need 12 Mb more than is available, not 12 Mb total.