Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 827744
failure to upgrade due to wrong disk space requirement estimates
Last modified: 2013-02-13 09:45:39 EST
I just attempted to upgrade from F16 to F17 using preupgrade.
Unfortunately that failed and left my system in a broken state:
When running preupgrade, it informed me that I needed to free up more space to get to the required 3.8 GB of free space. I did so, and started over. This time things ran to completion and I was asked to reboot.
After rebooting into the "upgrade" kernel image, the actual upgrade started. When installing the "filesystem" package the installer raises an "insufficient disk space" error, claiming that I needed 2.9 GB, when I only had 1.7 GB.
It appears as if one of the components used by preupgrade miscalculates the amount of required disk space rather spectacularly. (Unfortunately that isn't the first time I encountered an error of this kind.)
Switching to a different console, and trying to remove packages with yum, I get the error that python can't import the "yummain" module. Rebooting into one of my older F16 kernel images raises a bunch of different errors.
Clearly at this point my Fedora partition is corrupt. Is the only option for me to re-install (using an external F16 install disk) from scratch ?
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