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

>>>>> "Adrian" == Adrian Bunk <bunk@fs.tum.de> writes:

    Adrian> 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?

    Adrian> Do you mean with "my HD was full" that "df" says that it's used 100% ?
    Adrian> If yes then your HD isn't physically full, usually 5% of the blocks in a
    Adrian> partition are reserved - this means they aren't counted when "df"
    Adrian> estimates how many space is free on the device and only root can write to
    Adrian> the device if not more than the number of reserved blocks are free. Since
    Adrian> you did run dpkg as root you can write additional files to the partition
    Adrian> even though the partition is full.

 If I understand correctly, this is filesystem implementation
 dependant.  It is certainly true for ext{2,3}fs.  What about the
 others, I wonder?  This should be looked into, and perhaps documented
 in a paragraph of "man mkfs".

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