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Re: no space left on device: LVM, Gnus --> dpkg, apt-get ?

On Sunday 6 January 2002 12:09, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Sun, 6 Jan 2002, Egon Willighagen wrote:
> >...
> > That makes me wonder: is it possible that i am imagening things, and that
> > the upgrade went well, even though my HD was full? Did it actually
> > install files then, or did it not overwrite, because of the HD being
> > full, and my files are basically not upgraded, but just the version
> > numbers in the index that dpkg uses?
> Do you mean with "my HD was full" that "df" says that it's used 100% ?
> If yes then your HD isn't physically full, usually 5% of the blocks in a
> partition are reserved - this means they aren't counted when "df"
> estimates how many space is free on the device and only root can write to
> the device if not more than the number of reserved blocks are free. Since
> you did run dpkg as root you can write additional files to the partition
> even though the partition is full.

Ah great! Thanx for the info! 


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