Partition Sizes, AGAIN!

Andrew Benton b3nton at
Sat Mar 6 04:43:08 PST 2010

On 06/03/10 05:10, Simon Geard wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-03-04 at 23:38 -0600, Mike McCarty wrote:
>> 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...

On my system the largest package is gcc which needs about 1.2G for all the source. I
compile in /tmp which has a tmpfs mounted on it. I set the tmpfs' size at 2G to be safe
and make sure I have a swap partition available on systems with less than 4G of ram.


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