/ getting full during "make buildworld" for 4.5

Mark Murray mark at grondar.za
Tue Feb 5 01:20:23 GMT 2002


This question is probably best asked on questions at freebsd.org.

However; you probably need more space in /tmp, so make a directory
on (say) /usr/ and symlink /tmp to it.


> I'm trying to upgrade from 4.4 to 4.5 using cvsup and "make buildworld" et
> seq. and I'm seeing it crash due to running out of space on the /
> filesystem. Previous upgrade builds have gone mostly OK, although I had to
> manually move files around to free up space in / with 4.3 to 4.4. This time
> I cleared out as much as possible before starting the build, but there just
> isn't enough space allocated for the root filesystem.
> I originally partitioned single 6GB hard drive in the Box using sysinstall
> defaults with 4.0 and have it configured as follows:
> ad0s1a	/ 	  50 MB
> ad0sib	swap	 261 MB
> ados1e	/var	  20 MB
> ad0s1f	/usr	5857 MB
> With hindsight I probably should have made / and possibly /var larger (yes,
> I've had /var run out of space as well where I'd saved log files from
> earlier make buildworlds), or just put everything apart from swap into one
> big partition/slice.
> Am I correct in thinking that there's no way of reslicing/partitioning a
> FreeBSD hard drive as I might, for example with MS DOS and Partition Magic?

> On one of the newsgroup archives I saw a reference to being able to do a
> workaround by setting up symbolic links. How might I set this up so that
> files being created during "make buildworld" and written to subdirectories
> in / get mapped to somewhere like a /usr/root directory where there would
> be loads of space? Does anyone have any experience of this sort of
> temporary fix working?
> Yes, I accept that probably I'll have to back the whole system up, but my
> preferred course would be to do this onto CDROM - once I finally arrive at
> a FreeBSD version where CDROM mounting works consistently on this machine -
> hopefully 4.5
> Many thanks for any help.
> CB
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