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

Bastien ROUCARIES roucaries.bastien at gmail.com
Thu Mar 18 09:12:22 UTC 2010

On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 8:32 AM, Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org> wrote:
> On mer., 2010-03-17 at 17:26 +0100, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> On the other hand including free space information will be difficult to
>> handle properly and possibly expose information the user considers
>> private.
> But places where packages are supposed to write aren't that private.
> Usually /home (but if people mount one fs per user there might be
> privacy issues), /tmp (not really private), /var (either). Packages
> install/upgrades will write in /usr and /etc and few other folders
> (/boot..) which aren't really private either.
> Real issues will appear for stuff using “named” mount point in /srv
> (or /home as said above).
>> But if you do go ahead with this consider this:
>> The bugreport gives the following argument: "I suspect that a lot of my
>> packages would fail in mysterious ways if the root partition was full."
>> How will his software behave with the root partition being mounted
>> read-only? Listing the free space on root or /usr would be completly
>> meaningless if they are read-only and writing to them would be a
>> critical bug anyway.
> One thing which could be done too is to run the df, detect if there are
> full fs, and if there are, ask for the user if she wants to include the
> result.

Add also quota information if available

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