/tmp full (newbie)

Kent Stewart kstewart at owt.com
Thu Feb 12 14:37:50 PST 2004

On Thursday 12 February 2004 01:50 pm, gaf wrote:
> Ion-Mihai Tetcu wrote:
> >On Thu, 12 Feb 2004 22:04:53 +0100
> >
> >gaf <moak at bredband.net> wrote:
> >>I have read the handbook but have been following (It´s easier to
> >> have a book in front of you when installing).  The Complete
> >> FreeBSD  4th edition when installing, where Greg Lehey recommends
> >> the partitioning that I have running right now so.....
> >
> >
> > >/                     4G
> > >swap          800M
> > >/home           35G
> >
> >NOP. No way.
> >
> >What he says and you forgot to do is something about sym-linking
> > /tmp to /var/tmp, if memory serves. If you want to extent this to
> > have symlinks like this: /tmp --> /home/tmp
> >/usr --> /home/usr
> >/var --> /home/var
> >you can. But there is no reason to do so.
> >In fact the default setup is just the other way:
> >/home --> /usr/home
> >Please refer to hier(7) to see layout of FreeBSD.
> >
> >Grog's book was for a few years the only one available and it's my
> > personal favorite. Nevertheless the FreeBSD handbook is the
> > official reference.
> >
> >>as a newbie how should I know which one is the most accurate?  Now
> >> I know you ll say the handbook, so from now on I will follow the
> >> handbook.
> >
> >Read Grog's book, it makes a few times every cent you have spent on
> > it.
> >
> >>Thanks for answering
> >>gaf
> I have the book in front of me.....sorry  but there are nothing said
> about symlinks.
> It says:
> " Creating the file systems
> With these considerations in mind, we´ll divide up the disk in the
> following manner:
> 4G for the root file system, which includes /usr and /var
> 512M swap space
> The rest of the disk for /home file system"
> Next is "Selecting distributions"
> I can´t figure out any other way to decipher this........do you???

At this point it doesn't matter, you have demonstrated that it doesn't 
work for you. Now, you have to figure out what does work for you. 
My /usr/ports shows 2.5GB for a du -h. There are probably a number of 
other directories that you want to link to /home. I setup my systems 
such that /var and /tmp each have 1.5 GB. /usr/src and /usr/obj are 
current setup such that each have 1.5 GB and are located on different 
HDs and controllers from /usr. On one system, /usr/ports is mounted 
in /etc/fstab and has 10GB all for itself. You have to be flexible and 
figure out what works for you. Don't be afraid to symlink and then 
correct your configuration on your next setup.


Kent Stewart
Richland, WA


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