Partition Sizes, AGAIN!

Simon Geard delgarde at
Fri Mar 5 21:10:37 PST 2010

On Thu, 2010-03-04 at 23:38 -0600, Mike McCarty wrote:
> Simon Geard wrote:
> > On Thu, 2010-03-04 at 13:13 -0600, Mike McCarty wrote:
> >> Does the build partition really need to be 10G? Would 5G be enough
> >> to build a new BLFS with smallish desktop, like fluxbox, not a big
> >> GNOME or KDE? If so, then /home could grow by another 10G, which
> >> would be nice.
> > 
> > 5Gb should be fine - I've just done a clean build on my system, and the
> > root partition is at about 3.5Gb used. That's with LFS, Xorg, and a full
> > Gnome desktop.
> Great! However, is that the max that was needed during the build?

No idea, but if that full installation comes in at 3.6Gb, it's unlikely
that any single package would have pushed it over 5Gb during build.
Assuming you're not doing the builds somewhere under /home anyway...

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