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Date:      Sun, 11 Jan 2009 19:04:13 +0100
From:      Frank Staals <>
To:        Grant Peel <>
Subject:   Re: gname
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <2971BFA91BAE482E9A59C9F05E31B9D3@GRANTLAPTOP>
References:  <2971BFA91BAE482E9A59C9F05E31B9D3@GRANTLAPTOP>

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Grant Peel wrote:
> Wow,
> After a fresh install of FreeBSD 6.4, (with Xorg) I tried installing Gnome, and I get a "stop" during build, Filesystem Full!
> Is Gname really that big? or did I miss doing something?
Well it is big, but since you are installing from a clean system all the 
gnome dependencies will also have to install their dependencies and so 
on. So basically you have to install a *lot* of ports which may take 
quite some space/time if you do not clean up nicely. Use 'make install 
clean' or 'make install distclean' to install your ports (if you didn't 
allready) that will order the make process to remove the files it uses 
during it's build (and distclean also cleans the downloaded distfiles in 
the distfiles dir )
>  Doing a du -h -d1 on /usr shows"
> ...
> 7.0G ports.
> 1.8G local
Check inside ports what is taking up the most space, most likely your 
distfiles dir is huge as well as the build directories inside a lot of 
ports itself. You can manually remove the distfiles for ports you 
allready installed from /usr/ports/distfiles. If that does not help 
enough also remove some of the work directories for the ports you 
installed allready but are not cleaned by make yet and resume your 
build. (so if for example you see gnome-session is allready installed ( 
pkg_info -Ex gnome ) remove /usr/ports/x11/gnome-session/work/ )



- Frank

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