compiling error - /usr : filesystem full

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Thu Feb 8 03:31:06 UTC 2007

On Wed, 7 Feb 2007, Don Munyak wrote:

 > Hello,
 > I was recompiling the kernel on my laptop when the process ended with 
 > /usr : filesystem full
 > I suspect that the HD is has too many files ??
 > can I simply remove/delete to ports from /usr/ports and try to recompile?
 > btw...I have used pkg_add in the past. Will deleting the ports files
 > tantamount to deleteing a folder in windows without uninstalling first
 > ?
 > Thanks
 > Don

If you used the default cluster size, it's probably too small of a slice 
to hold all of the file entries resulting in a large amount of internal 

Delete the files and look up tunefs for how to resize your slice's 
cluster size--make sure to do this in single user mode.


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