[PC-BSD Testing] beta3 update from beta2 - notification failure

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Wed Oct 5 07:21:52 PDT 2011

On 10/02/11 11:12, Tigersharke . wrote:
> Hello..
> AMD64 v9.0beta2, from USBFULL,
> installed for AMD64 "Hammer" on 160GB SATA HDD (default partitioning)
> with components: KDE (minus L10N), Gnome, LXDE, XFCE, Dev-QT, Dev-VCS,
> and HPLIP. After "System Updater Bugfixes" having been applied.
> My first attempt to update, via xfce, ended after the download with a
> message stating "disk may be full or dropped connection" in a small
> notification window. Assuming it was my connection that failed, I
> initiated the download for the update a second time. After the
> download completed, I was again greeted with a small notification
> window, but it was visible only very briefly- not sure if it
> coincidentally took my keypress after becoming the active window or not.
> Since I was unable to determine what the message was, I checked my
> disk space and there was no indication of any area being in danger of
> becoming filled. Remembering (incorrectly it turns out) that xfce was
> involved in some of the updates, I switched to KDE (I have all
> 'supported' desktops installed). While in KDE, not knowing that the
> update succeeded or not, I ran it a *third* time. Once more, I was
> greeted with the notification of "disk is full or dropped
> connection".. but on a whim, decided to reboot anyhow.
> Soon after initiating reboot, it began the beta2 to beta3 update, this
> seems to have completed successfully.
> * There was no indication that I should reboot my pc to finish the
> update, my only notification told of a failed download.
> Thanks!

Thanks, I'll take a look into how to make this more clear :) Typically
the error isn't disk space, but rather that its losing connection while
downloading updates from the selected mirror.

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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