Re: the recommended size for /var
On Sun, May 07, 2000 at 03:06:45PM -0600, Bruce Sass wrote:
> On 7 May 2000, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> > Bruce Sass <email@example.com> writes:
> > > The same doc says nothing about the size of /var, except that it varies;
> > > it would be nice to at least have a minimum and an idea of the variance.
> > Well, /var needs to be huge because apt-get downloads to there and
> > isn't clever enough to download/install/flush to fit the size of the
> > parititon.
> Ok, does that place the reasonable estimate of a minimum recommended
> size for /var at... `du -sm /var` after a fresh install and "apt-get
> upgrade", or should it be double that number (to account for a future
> `dist-upgrade' worst case overhead)?
i think it would be best to incite the user to make a separate partition for
/var/cache or even /var/cache/apt, since apt-get filling the var partition can
break lot of stuff, as i have discovered (and i have a 512MB big /var
partition). apt-get fills it quickly, ...