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Description of problem:
See the URL for my original report on this, additional discussion about the
issue at https://listman.redhat.com/mailman/private/rpm-list/2002-August/016240.html
Just checked the status on RPM 4.2 from rawhide and it's still using "signed
long" in diskspaceInfo_s structure which isn't enough... I've been patching RPM
for my customers to use "signed long long" there without any problems, if it
can't be fixed easily for non-linux platforms then at least please fix it for Linux?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): any rpm version up
to and including rpm-4.2-0.51
Steps to Reproduce:
1. mount ridiculously big filesystem (somewhere over 1.5TB or so)
2. try to install any rpm
Actual Results: It'll complain about insufficient diskspace on the huge
filesystem, even if the rpm wouldn't actually install anything in there (!)
Expected Results: Packages should install regardless of how big filesystems are
mounted on the system.
Fixed in like rpm-4.2-0.60. Please note that huge file
systems are unsupported by the Red Hat distro, and rpm
cannot do better than that.
Thanks. I got all I asked for - that is, keep rpm working despite people
mounting things from monstrous file servers :)