Disk Space Requirements

Dan Nelson dnelson at allantgroup.com
Sat Jan 27 04:28:08 UTC 2007

In the last episode (Jan 26), Jay Chandler said:
> I've got a VPS running FreeBSD 6.1 p5.
> I'd like to upgrade it to 6.2 if possible, or at least 6.1 p11.
> I've got four gigs of disk allocated to the box.  Is this enough
> space to rebuild the OS from source within?

You need less than 500MB of space for /usr/obj.  I recently upgraded a
system with almost-full drives by mounting a 1GB flash drive on
/usr/obj, and it didn't get over half full.  If you don't already have
a checked-out /usr/src tree, that'll require another 500MB.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at allantgroup.com

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