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FastTurtle
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:11 pm    Post subject: Portage Update - Pym Fails w/error 28 - no space lft Reply with quote

I just updated portage and am suddenly getting this error

Code:
/usr/lib64/portage/pym errno28 no space left of device


Problem is more expansive - can even get man emerge to load - no space left on device error

The most annoying part of it is I can't even oneshot portage to possibly fix the damn problem.

Any suggestions on how to fix this issue?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FastTurtle,

The volume holding /usr is full, or wherever in your path the space is mounted.
You can do
Code:
eclean -d distfiles
to remove old distfiles, as long as emerge is not running, you can remove /var/tmp/portage, which accumulates broken emerges.

If you have the portage tree on its own volume, you can delete some of it and set up an --exclude so you don't get that part back.
e.g. if you don't use KDE you could exclude all of the KDE stuff, or Gnome, or both ...

edit ...

If you use a extX filesystem, you can recover some or all of the space reserved for root. Don't recover all the reserved space on your / (root) though. A full / is really ugly.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks NeedySeagoon:

My partitioning scheme needs to change as /usr is part of root and I'll need to enlarge it by at least 2-4GB.

Would one of the GUI partitioning tools allow me to resize the partition w/o loosing everything or would I simply be better off backing up my /home partition and repartition things using an install cd?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FastTurtle,

I just increased the root partition today with gparted from a mint/debian (lmde) live media. Systemrescue has gparted too.

I had to shrink the home partition in order to make room to increase the root partition. gparted worked fine...
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