dnf-system-upgrade: use alternate location for working space?

asked 2018-12-01 16:19:02 -0500

lovepump gravatar image


A few weeks ago I tried to upgrade from fedora 28 to fedora 29, following the instructions with dnf system-upgrade. Overall I have a 20GB root (/) partition and I currently have about 10 GB free. my /var, /boot, and /home all have separate partitions with _plenty_ of free space on them.

Apparently, my root partition doesn't have enough free space to go thru with the upgrade.

I would like to know if there is a way to have dnf-system-upgrade use an alternate filesystem location to do it's "work"?


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I would be happy with being able to temporarily sym-link it's working directory to an alternate partition if that can be done too

lovepump gravatar imagelovepump ( 2018-12-01 16:20:48 -0500 )edit

Please post the results of df -h / as that will tell us how much free space there is on your root partition.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2018-12-01 17:05:50 -0500 )edit

Yes, you can use a soft link to a different file system. I've done that often enough. I wish dnf in general had a switch that you could pass that would tell it: look in directory 'x' for local packages that are already downloaded for this transaction.

bivalence gravatar imagebivalence ( 2018-12-02 09:22:15 -0500 )edit

storage....need to more extend to setup for new system before the F29 install or upgrade your system use a xfs..file system or mount file and use a --bind to other location to transfer and easy extend. written by simmon

simmon gravatar imagesimmon ( 2018-12-07 20:47:49 -0500 )edit