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From: YoYo Siska <yoyo@××××××.sk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Running out of space on /var partition
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 10:28:00
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Running out of space on /var partition by Mick
1 On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 11:02:34AM +0100, Mick wrote:
2 > After some deliberation I've started emerging libreoffice. It gave the usual
3 > office suite warnings at the beginning that there isn't enough space in /var
4 > (I have 5.8G and it was asking for more than 7G+).
5 >
6 > Half way through the emerge I noticed that I have only 74M left and is going
7 > down fast! O_O
8 >
9 > OpenOffice was able to emerge in the past using this partition size without a
10 > problem. I've flushed logs and what not to free some space, but I'm thinking
11 > of extending the partition somehow. I don't run LVM on this machine so that's
12 > not a solution for this circumstance.
13 >
14 > Is there anything I can do with mount --rbind and could I do this in the
15 > middle of an emerge? I have another partition with loads of space in it, but
16 > it has a different fs on it (reiser4 instead of /var's ext4).
18 You can mount --bind a dir from a large partition to /var/tmp/portage
19 before an emerge, but you can't do that during a running emerge. However
20 with a reasonable buildsystem, you could in theory stop the emerge, copy
21 over the files in /var/tmp/portage to new location (preserving
22 timestamps) and then try resuming the emerge with FEATURES="keepwork
23 noclean", though i don't know if that works well with openoffice...
25 Also you don't have to mount anything to /var/tmp/portage, you can just
26 change the dir by setting PORTAGE_TMPDIR to a directory on a partition
27 with enough space (I normally have my DISTDIR, PKGDIR and PORTAGE_TMP set
28 on a different partition...)
30 yoyo


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Re: [gentoo-user] Running out of space on /var partition Mick <michaelkintzios@×××××.com>