Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 88872
Install aborts on low disk space in /mnt/sysimage/var; wrong error code
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:03 EDT
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Description of problem:
During the upgrade installation of RH9 the rpm files are copied to
/mnt/sysimage/var and installed from there. There is no check wether /var has
enough free disk space. When /mnt/sysimage/var does not have enough free space
and a rpm file cannot be copied fully the installer tries to install the
corrupted (partial) file and complains that the installation media is defective.
There is no way to skip the installation of the package, even if it is not vital
for the system.
Change to the shell screen and delete unnecessary files in /mnt/sysimage/var
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade install to RH9
2. Choose a package for installation that is bigger than the free space in /var
Expected Results: The installer should check before beginning the installation
that the biggest rpm file that is going to be installed fits into /mnt/sysimage/var.
It should be possible to skip the installation of non-vital rpms (happend to me
This should be happier in our current releases.