Re: Bug#246749: tetex-bin: upgrade to 2.0.2-14 fails (bogus 'No space left on device')
reassign 246749 install
retitle 246749 /tmp partition is too small and breaks package installs
Hi Debian Installer Team,
reassigning this to you.
Note that this bug was set to grave with the justification "If this is a
bug in the package, it's RC". It seems now that it isn't in our package,
but still not caused by a user's unwise choice, but by the
installer. Please feel free to adjust the severity if you object.
Ivan Nestlerode <email@example.com> wrote:
> This is the original submitter of this bug. Please do not close the bug.
> If the problem is that I need more /tmp space, then this bug should be
> reassigned to the new Debian installer. This partitioning was given to me
> by the Debian installer (snapshot from 4/23/04) on a 120GB disk, so if it did
> not give me a large enough /tmp partition to even install certain packages,
> that is obviously broken.
Indeed. I quote from earlier messages in this bug:
>>> $ df -h
>>> Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
>>> /dev/hde1 133M 81M 46M 64% /
>>> tmpfs 253M 0 253M 0% /dev/shm
>>> /dev/hde5 4.6G 1.5G 2.9G 34% /usr
>>> /dev/hde6 2.8G 127M 2.5G 5% /var
>>> /dev/hde7 15M 1.1M 13M 8% /tmp
>>> /dev/hde8 103G 16G 82G 16% /home
>> Yes, we do create about 13MB in /tmp, which is IMHO not that much. So
>> it is possible, that your 13MB can get filled during fmtutil --all.
>> To Adrian: Is it a policy violation if we create to much stuff in
>> /tmp, i.e. is there an upper limit, we should obey?
I don't know of any, and 13 Mbyte for /tmp really seems low for me -
also keep in mind that downloaded stuff from the web that is to be
opened by external applications is stored here. And pdf files, graphics
or whatever can have several MB per file.
> This was under the "install multi-user system" option during the
> partitioning step.
Frank Küster, Biozentrum der Univ. Basel
Abt. Biophysikalische Chemie