recommended size of root partition
minimarmot at gmail.com
Sun Jul 1 16:38:08 UTC 2007
On 7/1/07, illoai at gmail.com <illoai at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 30/06/07, Ben Kaduk <minimarmot at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Does anyone here know how much data a default FreeBSD install puts
> > onto the root partition? We've got a sentence in the installation
> > chapter of the handbook that claims that a regular FreeBSD install
> > will put about 40 MB of data on the root partition.
> > I find it likely that this is no longer true on a modern system, since
> > my (debug) kernel is 88 MB, but I don't have a box handy on which I
> > can do a quick install.
> A quick decompression of the base/base.[ab]? , kernels/generic.a? ,
> manpages/manpages.a? followed by rm -rf usr/ var/ tmp/ leaves 36M
> in the root directory.
Thanks! What command did you use to do the decompression (and what
was the source from which to decompress)? I figured that doing an
extraction would be the best way (since it directly tests the object
in question), but I couldn't come up with something quick.
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