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Date:      Tue, 16 Aug 2011 12:56:49 -0700
From:      Devin Teske <>
To:        "'Miller, Vincent (Rick)'" <>, "'FreeBSD'" <>
Subject:   RE: How much disk space required for make release?
Message-ID:  <05ee01cc5c4e$a3a92ec0$eafb8c40$>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: [mailto:owner-freebsd-
>] On Behalf Of Miller, Vincent (Rick)
> Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 11:39 AM
> To: FreeBSD
> Subject: How much disk space required for make release?
> Hello all,
> I am attempting to 'make release' 8.2-RELEASE.  After running for a few hours,
> died citing lack of disk space. The filesystem has approximately 80GB
> How much disk space is required when making a release?

According to my notes...

You will need approximately 600MB of storage space available on the filesystem
that `/usr/src' resides on.

Meanwhile, you'll need an additional 3GB (approximately) of storage space
available on the filesystem that `/usr/release' resides on.

And further still, you'll need an additional 600MB of storage space for the
`/usr/obj' directory.

So if all three directories (`/usr/src', `/usr/obj', and `/usr/release') live on
the same filesystem, you'll need approximately 4.2GB of free space to build a
FreeBSD release (including the source).

Please note however, that this estimate is low because I never compile a release
with the default options.

I usually use the following:

        make release CHROOTDIR=/usr/release EXTSRCDIR=/usr/src KERNELS_BASE= \

The above options _significantly_ reduce the size of disk space required to
build the release.


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