This annoying bug still exists after more than 5 years, even though there are documented workarounds and scripts for purging old kernels available. Is there a chance this bug will ever get fixed?
-- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to initramfs-tools in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/798414 Title: update-initramfs should produce a more helpful error when there isn't enough free space Status in initramfs-tools: Confirmed Status in initramfs-tools package in Ubuntu: In Progress Bug description: Binary package hint: initramfs-tools When generating a new initramfs there is no check for available free space, subsequently its possible for update-initramfs to fail due to a lack of free space. This is resulting in package installation failures for initramfs-tools. For example: Setting up initramfs-tools (0.98.8ubuntu3) ... update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated) Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ... update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.38-8-generic gzip: stdout: No space left on device E: mkinitramfs failure cpio 141 gzip 1 update-initramfs: failed for /boot/initrd.img-2.6.38-8-generic dpkg: error processing initramfs-tools (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 WORKAROUND: Remove unused kernels using computer janitor (not in repositories for 14.04 or later) or manually free space on your partition containing the /boot file system. See instructions here https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RemoveOldKernels To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/initramfs-tools/+bug/798414/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp