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Bug#687821: fails to ensure sufficient free space for kernel install

On Sun, 2012-09-16 at 13:37 +0200, Julien Cristau wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 16, 2012 at 13:24:56 +0200, Daniel Pocock wrote:
> > The second point, (b), apt-get seems to be unable to calculate space
> > required for the kernel package
> > 
> > I actually did a successful `apt-get dist-upgrade' for the whole
> > system, hundreds of packages, and only this package had an issue.  I
> > don't know if there is anything unusual about the package (for
> > example, during preinst) that may contribute to the problem, for
> > example - are there any obvious issues that you are already aware of?
> > 
> If I had to guess, apt probably uses the Installed-Size header, which
> doesn't discriminate between filesystems.

Perhaps more importantly, it can't account for the initramfs.


Ben Hutchings
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