Bug 88872 - Install aborts on low disk space in /mnt/sysimage/var; wrong error code
Summary: Install aborts on low disk space in /mnt/sysimage/var; wrong error code
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-15 07:36 UTC by Ralf Kleineisel
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:53 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-05 03:11:42 UTC

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Description Ralf Kleineisel 2003-04-15 07:36:37 UTC
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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):

How reproducible:

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
with kernel-source).

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-10-05 03:11:42 UTC
This should be happier in our current releases.

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