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Bug 4362 - rpm checks free space of wrong filesystem
Summary: rpm checks free space of wrong filesystem
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-08-05 06:48 UTC by v.kuhlmann
Modified: 2015-10-01 11:18 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-08-30 23:28:48 UTC

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Description v.kuhlmann 1999-08-05 06:48:30 UTC
I wanted to have a quick look at the kernel source w/o
actually installing it properly (can't - diskspace).
My filesystems / and /C are NOT** the same!
Command and result:
pukeko|volker[1]:/C/umsdos/k> rpm --noscripts --notriggers
--nodeps --force --ro
ot /C/umsdos/k -ivh ../kernel-source-2.2.5-15.i386.rpm
installing package kernel-source-2.2.5-15 needs 16M on the /
Exit 1

Problem: rpm has checked the free space on the / instead of
on the /C filesystem. Need to use --ignoresize.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-08-16 16:51:59 UTC
Is your /C file system an ext2fs file system? Rpm finds space
by doing a statvfs call, and that may be broken on non-ext2fs
file systems.

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2001-05-21 20:07:05 UTC
I have no idea how to reproduce this problem and know of no other occurences.

Comment 3 openshift-github-bot 2015-10-01 11:18:02 UTC
Commit pushed to master at
Merge pull request #4872 from rhcarvalho/

Merged by openshift-bot

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