[lfs-support] A startup quesion

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Tue Nov 20 15:54:19 PST 2012

On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 03:40:26PM -0800, Fernando de Oliveira wrote:
> --- Em ter, 20/11/12, Ken Moffat escreveu:
> > De: Ken Moffat
> > On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 01:36:04PM
> > -0800, Fernando de Oliveira wrote:
> > > 
> > > LibreOffice takes over 7GB in some machines/versions.
> > For builds, I use
> > > a ~/tmp directory which is actually a link to another
> > tmp in another
> > > partition having at least 10GB of free space.
> > > 
> >  Fair comment.  For some reason, my interest in
> > attempting to
> > compile LibreOffice in the future has diminished :)
> > 
> > ĸen
> Reading back, my sentence could be misleading, so, to be clear, I was
> referring LO to build size, not install size (Bruce just pointed out
> this, but I feel it needed to be close to my own statement). For install
> size, it is about the same as OpenJDK, over 440MB, build size also the
> same order for LO and OJDK.
 No worries, in this case it's the total build space that is the
disincentive.  I can find that sort of space (on my current
machines, but not the oldest one) in /scratch, which is where I've
dumped all the "excess" disk space.

 That is already where I'm going to be building (and where I keep
git trees and do test builds with DESTDIR installs : none of it
gets backed up!).  But the thought of something using 7GB of disk
space is *frightening* : -ETOOBIG.  Sounds like the thin end of the
wedge: after that I would be softened up for google chrome :)

das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce

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