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Re: slink -> potato, all messed up!

Paul Slootman (paul@wau.mis.ah.nl) wrote:

> On Mon 18 Oct 1999, Ron Farrer wrote:
> > 
> > Ok, so I tried dselect to upgrade. It downloaded all the required files 
> AFAIK apt-get is recommended for upgrading.

No no, I was the one having endless problems with apt-get after a partial 
upgrade to potato. And the only reason it was partial was because apt 
wouldn't upgrade everything!

> > but kept getting stuck on login. Ok, so I figure "fine" and did "dpkg 
> > -i *.deb" in all the directories, I got to web and started seeing out 
> > of space errors. So I typed "df -h" and it says /usr (and subdirectories) 
> > is at 100% usage... WTF? /usr is 1.8GB! It had around 500MB of free space 
> > and / had 1.2GB free before I started! So what happened to it all? 
> You did a 'find' to find all .debs on your system, installed them all,
> and now you're wondering why you don't have any space left?!

First there are no .debs on /usr and therefor that doesn't explain what 
happened to 500MB+ of free space! /var/lib/dpkg/methods/ftp/debian/dists/unstable is where the .debs are and I would accept the usage this partition is getting
But /usr should have had some space left, shoudn't it have? I was upgrading. 
To me it should only have used maybe a couple hundred more MBs of disk space. 

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