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yeding71 01-04-2011 03:45 PM

installing package x needs 84MB on the /filesystem
 
While installing an RPM x, it gave the error message as shown in subject.

I used "df -m" and found the /filesystem has 406MB available space.

What is the issue here?

Thanks,

wpeckham 01-04-2011 05:20 PM

space on /filesystem
 
Can you copy over the exact error message?

A copy of the output from "df -h' may also help.


I would find it most odd if you really had a partition or filesystem named /filesystem. Even more odd if any RPM would install files to that location!

yeding71 01-05-2011 02:31 PM

# df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
udev 10M 2.5M 7.6M 25% /dev
rootfs 373M 212M 142M 60% /
/dev/md/2 1.9G 1.3G 556M 70% /CApp
/dev/md/1 373M 206M 148M 59% /linuxS
/dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part4
1.2G 694M 406M 64% /DApp

# rpm --install --ignorearch -hv --nodeps --dbpath /CApp/RpmRepository/rpmDatabase MgntTools.rpm
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
installing package MgntTools needs 84MB on the /DApp filesystem

chrism01 01-05-2011 11:27 PM

It's possible you've got a deleted file on there that is being held open by another program.
Try using lsof, fuser on that partition. (Or just reboot)

yeding71 01-06-2011 09:24 AM

chrism01, thanks.

I used the command lsof and see the files open. I do not know what to expect with command fuser.

Also what kind of result will tell files deleted still holding the space?

Thanks a lot.

wpeckham 01-06-2011 01:39 PM

fuser
 
The command 'fuser' run against a file, folder, or partition will show what processes have it open. Check the man pages for details.

In this case, I strongly suspect that you will want to try a little rpm cleanup, then reboot the system when you have an outage window. Even if what we suspect is NOT the problem, that has a high probability of resolving the error.


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