[lfs-support] A startup quesion
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 18:05:06 PST 2012
Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 04:06:38PM -0600, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> Drive organization is really a personal preference item.
> Agreed, but I commented because I feel people often read the
> minimalist suggestions in the book, and then make things harder for
> themselves in the future.
>> There is a big difference between build space and install space.
> Sometimes. Perhaps I need to mention that I normally use
> CFLAGS=-O2 and the same for CXXFLAGS : not everything respects that,
> and most sane packages default to -O2, but it does get rid of a lot
> of debug info. That on its own might explain why I can get by with
> a lot less than 10GB for '/'.
>> generally build in /tmp which is on a separate partition. I also put a
>> lot of stuff in /opt and leave it there:
>> 1.2G /opt/qt-4.7.0
>> 441M /opt/qt-4.8.2
>> 1.4G /opt/qtbin
> Is qtbin part of the qt-4.8.2 install, or did your 4.8.2 get smaller
> than qt-4.7.0 ? My own "as little as I guessed I needed for vlc"
> install of 4.8.2 uses about 1.1G.
qtbin is a binary install from upstream. Building qt allows you to skip
things like demos and examples.
>> If you don't rotate logs, /var/log can get pretty big.
> Ah, yes, I'll take your word for that :)
>> and of course:
>> 36G /usr/src
> I guess that *some* of that is not current. My own sources are in
> /home/sources on my server, which I then export as /sources. At the
> moment the weekly backup (tar, no compression) of /home - including
> my notes and docs, as well as local copies of the books and the
> build logs from the server, plus the occasional iso, all fits in 20GB.
Yes, some of it is old tarballs. For instance, I have eight versions of
openssh as well as logs and scripts. I have plenty of space, so there's
no need to remove older versions.
> But then, from time to time I prune out old things that I don't
> expect to ever build again - before I last did that I was backing up
> 26GB every week.
My backup is rsync, so an update isn't too bad.
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