Decided to upgrade one of my machines this weekend.
While Fedora’s PreUpgrade is intelligent enough to check the free diskspace on / before downloading the new packages (at least according to the terminal output, bug 649399 states differently) it does not try to estimate if there will still be enough free space to actually extract and install them and will just cancel the process after the reboot (“You need more space on the following file systems: 224 M on /”, whatever unit “M” is meant to be). A bit late.
On / suspect areas to manually clean up are /tmp, /var/cache/yum (some data from older versions around) and /var/cache in general. Biggest packages that could be temporarily uninstalled were webkitgtk-debuginfo, gcc-debuginfo, openoffice.org and eclipse (not needed this time, but maybe next time?).
And apart from quite some typos in PreUpgrade strings (filed a bug) I of course also ran into probably all Evolution bugs that I could:
- Leftover files after migration of config/data/cache to XDG directories
- evolution-2.32.0: Unable to open address book
- Duplicate entry for “Personal” calendar, tasks and notes
But apart from that I think I’m fine.