[CentOS] Should I be worried?

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Wed Mar 4 23:17:53 UTC 2009


on 3-4-2009 2:48 PM Todd Cary spake the following:
> Bill -
> 
> I did remove some of the older files (only a few) and there was then
> enough room to unpack the update.  Is there some basic guideline on how
> many to remove?
> 
> Todd
> 
> William L. Maltby wrote:
>> On Wed, 2009-03-04 at 11:38 -0800, Todd Cary wrote:
>>   
>>> When doing my updates, I got this message:
>>>
>>> error: unpacking of archive failed on
>>> file /boot/System.map-2.6.9-78.0. 
>>> 13.EL;49a
>>>
>>> Unfortunately, I installed Centos 4 about two years ago on my server
>>> that sits in the corner and does it's job of faithfully providing
>>> services without me touching it except to run a backup script and do a
>>> YUM update every week so.  The result is that I have forgotten my
>>> Linux know how!
>>>     
>>
>> Out of space? do a df and df -i on the file system and see if the space
>> looks tight. If so, cleaning out some cruft might help. Also, if /boot
>> is mounted read-only I guess that could cause it.
>>
>>   
>>> Help!
>>>
>>> Todd
>>> <snip sig stuff>
>>>     
>>
>> HTH
>>   
> 
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> Petaluma, CA 94952
> 
I would think that the current running kernel and the last should be enough.
Maybe 3 for a short while after a kernel upgrade.

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