Partition Sizes, AGAIN!

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at
Thu Mar 4 11:50:53 PST 2010

Mike McCarty wrote:

> Does the build partition really need to be 10G? 

For LFS alone, no.  A few years ago we checked it and determined the 
minimum size would be 1.3G, but that has probably grown.  I've not 
tested it, but I suspect that you can get by with 2G fairly easily, but 
that doesn't account for any BLFS packages.

The big package is glibc in chapter 6.

> Would 5G be enough to build a new BLFS with smallish desktop, like
> fluxbox, not a big GNOME or KDE?

I have a similar system and the usage is 4.2G.  It would be slightly 
smaller on a 32-bit system.

5.1M    bin
3.5M    etc
22M     lib
2.2G    opt
168K    root
6.8M    sbin
72K     share
22M     srv
1.7G    usr
39M     var

   -- Bruce

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