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Date:      Mon, 13 Dec 2004 20:50:20 +0100
From:      Kiffin Gish <kiffin.gish@planet.nl>
To:        Nikolas Britton <freebsd@nbritton.org>
Cc:        freebsd-newbies@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Root directory filling up...
Message-ID:  <41BDF27C.6010807@planet.nl>
In-Reply-To: <41BC81CF.1000201@nbritton.org>
References:  <000001c4e052$8a046360$9900000a@ZGISH> <41BC81CF.1000201@nbritton.org>

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Nikolas Britton wrote:

> Kiffin Gish wrote:
>
>> I recently decided to dump windows and take a much deserved breather 
>> with
>> FreeBSD. So I installed 5.3 and was in for a real treat!
>>
>> However, I created a /-directory with 4G and installed the complete 
>> ports
>> stuff from the CD. Now my root directory is almost filled up (after I
>> installed all the Gnome Desktop stuff).
>>
>> I always do a make clean. Is there an easier way to only keep the ports
>> stuff that is 'really' required?
>>
>> I noticed that there are tons of tarballs etc. in the 
>> /usr/ports/distfiles
>> directory. Is it safe to delete all of these?
>>
>> Are there any other suggestions to keep my root directory from 
>> filling up?
>>
>>  
>>
> What do you mean / is filling up? the default during install is to make
> 5 partitions /, Swap, /tmp, /var, and /usr.
>
> See mine for example:
> Filesystem     Size    Used   Avail Capacity  Mounted on
> /dev/ad0s1a    739M     64M    616M     9%    /
> devfs                1.0K    1.0K      0B   100%    /dev
> /dev/ad0s1e    739M     15M    665M     2%    /tmp
> /dev/ad0s1f     69G     25G     38G    40%    /usr
> /dev/ad0s1d    739M     59M    621M     9%    /var
> /dev/ad1s1      28G     24G    3.8G    86%    /mnt
> linprocfs          4.0K    4.0K      0B   100%    /usr/compat/linux/proc
>
> The most you should need for / is 128MB (I think that is default during
> install)
>
>
> please sent the output of these commands "df -h", "more /etc/fstab", and
> "disklabel ad0s1"
>
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bash-2.05b$ df -h
Filesystem     Size    Used   Avail Capacity  Mounted on
/dev/ad0s4a    3.9G    2.5G    1.1G    70%    /
devfs          1.0K    1.0K      0B   100%    /dev
/dev/ad0s4d    7.4G    5.9M    6.8G     0%    /home

This was the recommended setup according to the book The Complete 
FreeBSD, but now I realize this is probably not the best choice.

bash-2.05b$ more /etc/fstab
# Device                Mountpoint      FStype  Options         Dump    
Pass#
/dev/ad0s4b             none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/ad0s4a             /               ufs     rw              1       1
/dev/ad0s4d             /home           ufs     rw              2       2
/dev/acd0               /cdrom          cd9660  ro,noauto       0       0

su-2.05b# disklabel ad0s1
disklabel: /dev/ad0s1: no valid label found




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