How much disk space required for make release?
devin.teske at fisglobal.com
Tue Aug 16 19:57:12 UTC 2011
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> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org [mailto:owner-freebsd-
> questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Miller, Vincent (Rick)
> Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 11:39 AM
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> Subject: How much disk space required for make release?
> Hello all,
> I am attempting to 'make release' 8.2-RELEASE. After running for a few hours,
> died citing lack of disk space. The filesystem has approximately 80GB
> How much disk space is required when making a release?
According to my notes...
You will need approximately 600MB of storage space available on the filesystem
that `/usr/src' resides on.
Meanwhile, you'll need an additional 3GB (approximately) of storage space
available on the filesystem that `/usr/release' resides on.
And further still, you'll need an additional 600MB of storage space for the
So if all three directories (`/usr/src', `/usr/obj', and `/usr/release') live on
the same filesystem, you'll need approximately 4.2GB of free space to build a
FreeBSD release (including the source).
Please note however, that this estimate is low because I never compile a release
with the default options.
I usually use the following:
make release CHROOTDIR=/usr/release EXTSRCDIR=/usr/src KERNELS_BASE= \
NODOC=YES NO_FLOPPIES=YES NOCDROM=YES NOPORTS=YES
The above options _significantly_ reduce the size of disk space required to
build the release.
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