[Reportbug-maint] Bug#433462: Suggestions to fix #433462 (add free space info to reportbug)

Bastien ROUCARIES roucaries.bastien at gmail.com
Tue Mar 16 17:47:37 UTC 2010

On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 12:12 AM, Sandro Tosi <morph at debian.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> in bug #433462 there is a request to add free space information in
> reportbug standard info appended to bug report.
> It's a valid request, that I want to fulfill, but there are some
> aspects I'd like to discuss.
> First of all, with your package maintainers hat on, what kind of
> information you'd like? only the value of free MB in the disk? total
> size, free size? also percentage? I think that from a bug report
> point-of-view, only the free megabytes value would do.
> That said, what to report? Simply taking the output of "df -h" and
> attaching to reportbug template it's not what I like: there could be
> more partitions/disks not interesting for the report/system in that
> output, and I don't want to include them.
> So I thought: "Easy, just take the information for / and add them".
> Well, not really. There are situation where /usr, /var, /etc and/or
> many more directories are in separate partitions, and it might be
> interesting to include those information too (if not with /). But, how
> further should I go? Just take / and /usr, /var, /etc if-not-in-/ and
> add them? what if /var has subdirs like /var/log /var/tmp /var/lib
> splitted in different partition? what if /usr has /usr/bin and
> /usr/share on a NFS filer?
> So, just to recap:
> - what free space information you'd like? (I'd propose only the count
> of free MB)
> - what directory to show in the report? (I'd propose /, /var, /usr,
> /etc if the latter 3 not in / but not going recursively under them)
> Thanks for your attention,
> Sandro
> PS: please keep the bug in CC, so that there will he history of the
> discussion there too.

Do not forget quota please


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