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

Bug #523004 reported by Rolf Leggewie on 2010-02-17
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)

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.

Ubuntu Bug Squad volunteer triager

Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

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

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