/boot is full after running "make installkernel" on FreeBSD 8.0

RW rwmaillists at googlemail.com
Wed Jul 7 02:10:34 UTC 2010

On Fri, 02 Jul 2010 16:28:29 +0100
Arthur Chance <freebsd at qeng-ho.org> wrote:

> I suspect whoever you were talking to probably has more of a clue
> than I do. As a quick data point, I just ran "portsnap fetch update"
> while another process did a "df /var; sleep 1" loop and /var
> increased by about 30MB at its peak. That was a week after the last
> port update. I've no idea how much space a "portsnap fetch extract"
> would take and would rather not do one right now. 

The temporary space is likely used by the "fetch" stage for
downloaded patch files. I don't think "update" or "extract" use much
storage on /var.

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