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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 5:16 pm    Post subject: No space left on device error Reply with quote

Last night I was emerging several things. Most of them fairly large in size like GNOME and KDE, and then some smaller ones like Firefox and a library or two (like libxml2). Anyway after Gnome failed to compile once or twice and then I got KDE to work, portage quit working. Everytime i'd try to emerge anything large or small it would give me a "no space left on device error" well I rebooted and its now giving me that error on boot up too! claiming that its having to stop the boot process early because of it. Well my computer luckily booted and I started X and I checked my paritions. My root partition (hda3) is 99% full!! Its a 4G partition and I never would of guessed I would of filled it up already. Most people talk about how thier Gentoo install is like 1.5G, how did mine get to be 4G+?? I haven't installed anything past whats needed for the install, except for ALSA, a failed attempt at Gnome, KDE, and my nvidia drivers (which don't work :evil: ). Any idea's?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you checked the sizes of /usr/portage/distfiles/* or /var/tmp/portage/*? Sometimes these can get rather large (though I've never seed it get to 2.5gig) if you don't watch them.
You can find this pretty easily with:
Code:
# du -sh /usr/portage/distfiles
65M     /usr/portage/distfiles
# du -sh /var/tmp/portage
8.4M    portage/
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If /var is in your root, that is likely the cause of your troubles.
/var/tmp/portage is used to store all files while emerging. If an emerge
fails, files are left there and not cleaned up.
You can safely delete any (or all) directories under /var/tmp/portage as long
as no emerge process is running.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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