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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:06 pm    Post subject: /usr partition full Reply with quote

There may be no choice but to start over but I want to verify first.

My first time installing Gentoo on Sparc Ultra 60, I followed instructions to make a partition for /usr and /var to be 2G. Everything was fine until I attempted emerge of kde. During the process, it stops and gives me a message of disk being full when copying over some files, namely kdeartwork files. Bottom line is that the /usr partion is full and clearing the /usr/tmp did not help. Any chance of a resolution to this? Why a 2 gig partion if one could not install kde?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:16 pm    Post subject: Re: /usr partition full Reply with quote

redskn3 wrote:
Any chance of a resolution to this? Why a 2 gig partion if one could not install kde?


Because it is an example for a 20gig!!! HD containing Gnome not KDE. :wink:

To solve your problem for the moment, just take a look at the directory "/usr/portage/distfiles", which is where all the sources for compiling are downloaded and most probably the biggest junk in your "/usr" directory. Now remove the packages that you'll most probably not recompile in the next time. This should give you enough space to move along.

In the long run you most probably want to re-partition, depending on the HD space you have available. :)
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Compressing your /usr/src/linux directory usually saves ~ 200 MB, too.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:34 pm    Post subject: Use LVM? Reply with quote

If you're going to have to repartition anyway then you might want to try LVM, which will give you the capability to resize your partitions (assuming you have enough disk and the filesystem supports it, which ext2/3 does).
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