Bug#617299: dpkg-deb: should give a hint when it fails due to filling /tmp
Martin-Éric Racine wrote:
> Still, as the original reporter complained, blindly trying to figure
> out why a package repeatedly fails to build with "No space left" -
> even though it compiled succesfully - on a hard-disk with several GB
> of space, when it turns out that it's simply because dpkg uses as a
> scratchpad a /tmp that happens to be mounted as a small tmpfs, is a
> genuine problem. I am curious to hear what dpkg developers have to say
> about solving this particular one.
I'm guessing they say "patches welcome"?
I also suggested earlier that output from dpkg-deb --debug would be
helpful in solving this, but no one took up the offer.