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space_puffin
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 1:28 pm    Post subject: Disk full (wtf) Reply with quote

Hi.

Are portage files automatically removed after compiling, if not then where are they stored. I've given myself 3 gig, not enough? So far only gnome and X have been emerged.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a look at what you have in /usr/portage/distfiles.

These aren't removed automatically and can take up quite a bit of space. Portage will remove the files created while compiling but leaves the original tarballs in distfiles. Cleaning this can free up a fair bit of space, but if you re-emerge something at a later date you will have to download it again.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're wanting to install gnome & X, and presumably other big graphical apps (maybe even openoffice?) - I'd seriously consider either putting /usr/portage (or maybe the whole of /usr?) onto another partition, or perhaps moving /var (as that's where the compiling action is, & can at times hit around 2 gig if you're compiling the big stuff) or even both.

You can clear it out if you're desperate, but it's not ideal as it means you could well have to re-download, which isn't good for you or the mirrors.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are various other directories that can accumulate diskspace over time (such as kernel sources). Check out https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-30547.html for info on what's safe to remove.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

drwook wrote:
or perhaps moving /var (as that's where the compiling action is, & can at times hit around 2 gig if you're compiling the big stuff)


2GB /var is still not enough for openoffice (aborted after 14 hours).
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess the amount of disk space can only be guessed anyway, as it'll depend on cflags & use flags as much as anything else. I reckon you could do OOo in 2 gig with "-march=i386 -O1" easily ;)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

-Os works well too.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please see this FAQ: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-30547.html

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