[Yum] why yum tries to install at /boot partition?

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Tue Dec 9 02:41:15 UTC 2003


On Mon, 2003-12-08 at 21:43, SB CH wrote:
> Hello, all.
> 
> I executed like " yum -y update" and after some time later, Errors like 
> this.
> I didn't change any config and my system is redhat 7.3.
> 
> why yum tries to install at /boot partition?  
> What's the matter and how can I solve this problem?
> 
> 
> Thanks in advance.
> 
> Calculating available disk space - this could take a bit
> Error: Disk space Error
> You appear to have insufficient disk space to handle these packages
> installing package kernel-debug-2.4.18-27.7.x needs 5Mb on the /boot 
> filesystem
> installing package tetex-1.0.7-47.1 needs 5Mb on the /boot filesystem
> installing package lv-4.49.4-3.7x.1 needs 5Mb on the /boot filesystem
> installing package mm-1.1.3-11 needs 5Mb on the /boot filesystem
> installing package perl-CGI-2.752-36.1.73 needs 5Mb on the /boot filesystem
> 

Yum isn't trying to install them in the /boot partition the kernel 
package is.
Something is odd about the error results on the last few though.

I'll look into it - but the error is b/c 5MB is too small to install the
kernel package (which has to live, partially, in /boot)

-sv





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