Updater can't update kernel due to disk space

Cláudio Sampaio patola at gmail.com
Thu Jan 15 14:49:10 UTC 2015

On Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 12:45 PM, Colin Law <clanlaw at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 15 January 2015 at 14:37, Dustin Kirkland <kirkland at canonical.com>
> wrote:
> > ...
> > I have Ubuntu Server instances in the Cloud, with very tiny root disks,
> one
> > of which has run for several years, autoupdating, and accumulated 37(!!)
> > kernels, which filled up its 8GB root partition.
> >
> > Around that time a few years ago, I wrote the "purge-old-kernels" command
> > (http://manpg.es/purge-old-kernels), which does a very effective job of
> > saving your current kernel, and one other known working kernel, while
> > deleting the rest.  I was working on getting that into the distro (and
> out
> > of the bikeshed package), but Adam Conrad told me that apt would fix
> this,
> > itself.  I've CC'd Adam.  Can you advise us, Adam?
> As from 14.04 apt-get autoremove should remove old kernels except for
> current and most recent.

apt-get autoremove is an "arcane command-line tool". I thought by this part
of the discussion it had became clear that it is not a sensible solution
(except maybe if auto-scheduled).

Cláudio "Patola" Sampaio
IRC: ptl  - Yahoo: patolaaa
Campinas, SP - Brazil.
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