Bug 81309 - Up2date fails to update kernel
Summary: Up2date fails to update kernel
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm
Version: 7.3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-07 22:48 UTC by Stephen Rasku
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-01-15 20:34:45 UTC

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Description Stephen Rasku 2003-01-07 22:48:55 UTC
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,
'/', 12046336L))

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):


How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
2.Enter root password.
3.Select "Next" (twice).
4.Select kernel (from Packages Flagged to be Skipped).
5. Next.
6. Next.
Actual results:

See above.

Expected results:

kernel package should be installed.

Additional info:

I am installing the athlon kernel.

Comment 1 Adrian Likins 2003-01-15 04:48:46 UTC
I rely on the rpm estimates of space needed. If the
rpm estimates are wrong, thats an rpm issue.

reassigning to rpm.

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2003-01-15 20:34:45 UTC
You need 12 Mb more than is available, not 12 Mb total.

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