Bug 97064 - Up2date fails to install glibc-common
Up2date fails to install glibc-common
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-06-09 16:11 EDT by Kenneth H. Riley
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:54 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-11 16:19:58 EDT
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Description Kenneth H. Riley 2003-06-09 16:11:23 EDT
Description of problem:
I am unable to install glibc-common and some other package updates using
up2date.  For example, when I enter "up2date -i"  I get a list of packages
available for my machine.  I select:


from the list.  After the Progress Dialog "Testing package set / solving
RPM inter-dependencies", I get a "WARNING!" box that says:

   Test install failed because of package conflicts:
   Installing package glibc-common-2.3.2-4.80.6 needs 3MB
   on the /usr/lib filesystem

I've gotten similiar messages for at least one other package that I tried
to update using up2date.  I know that I have plenty of space:

kenyatta~$ df -k
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda3               758968    360848    359564  51% /
/dev/sda2               101107     48987     46899  52% /boot
/dev/sda5              1035660    182804    800248  19% /home
none                     63264         0     63264   0% /dev/shm
/dev/sdc5               521748     16536    478708   4% /tmp
/dev/sdc3              1556716    402104   1091316  27% /usr
/dev/sdb3              1011960    312936    647616  33% /usr/src
/dev/sdc6              1252080   1013364    174056  86% /usr/lib
/dev/sdb6              1244048    887224    292568  76% /usr/share
/dev/sdc2              2056080   1533060    439484  78% /var

kenyatta~$ uname -a
Linux kenyatta.rileynet 2.4.20-18.8 #1 Thu May 29 07:50:46 EDT 2003 i586 i586
i386 GNU/Linux

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Comment 1 Kenneth H. Riley 2003-06-09 16:19:08 EDT
I forgot to enter the up2date version

kenyatta~$ up2date --nox --version
Red Hat Update Agent v3.0.7
Comment 2 Adrian Likins 2003-06-11 15:31:40 EDT
Those space calculations are from rpm, so reassigning to rpm.
Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 2003-06-11 16:19:58 EDT
Yup. glibc-common has lots and lots of hardlinks, like 120 Mb
worth. rpm does not attempt space caclulations taking into account
that members of a hardlink set don't take up additional space.

Easiest fix is to upgrade glibc-common (and whatever other packages
are needed) from the CLI using -Uvh, adding --ignoresize.

A real fix is gonna take longer, basically because of the length
of time needed to get an rpm release deployed.

Deferred until then

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