freebsd-update killed my /var

Mel fbsd.questions at
Tue Dec 16 22:49:24 PST 2008

On Sunday 14 December 2008 15:28:16 FuLLBLaSTstorm wrote:
> Hey all,
> Recently I've run freebsd-update on my desktop machine, but it failed
> saying that it cannot save its files anymore to /var because the
> filesystem is full. now df shows something like this:
> # df
> /dev/ad0s1d    253678   250630  -17248   107%   /var

If this is what I think it is, a 256k /var, then I'm not surprised. Handbook, 
online tutorials all recommend at least 1G for /var ever since the 4.x days.

I use 5G, but I save logs for a year.

Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
    and never get to the software part.

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