update-manager should offer more suggestions out of situations where HD space is tight

Bug #523004 reported by Rolf Leggewie on 2010-02-17
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

Upon dist-upgrades a lot of HD space is needed in /var which is not always available. During day-to-day operations it's usually not necessary to have one or even several GB free in /var. When update-manager fails it could offer more helpful suggestions such as those from bug 152580 comment 8.

I've had a look around the code, but there seem to be several places where the program checks free space. My apologies I can't immediately provide a patch.

Next steps:
1) verify that Dir::Cache::archives (the preferred temporary solution IMHO) actually works
2) find the places in the code where this would present a remedy
3) prepare and attach patch here

Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

This may actually obliviate the need to correctly fix bug 442456

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

... and bug 151242

Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

Dir::Cache::Archives works, but it has to be Archives, not archives

Fabián Rodríguez (magicfab) wrote :

Changed importance to Medium and assigned to Ubuntu Later as per the duplicates I marked.

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Low → Medium
milestone: none → later
assignee: nobody → Michael Vogt (mvo)
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2011-02-16
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
assignee: Michael Vogt (mvo) → nobody
Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug #291342, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Feel free to continue to report any other bugs you may find.

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Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

This is obviously not a dupe of bug 291342, unduping.

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