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disk space anomaly

I have just installed Debian (woody) on a new system. I created a 2.5Gb
partition to use as /usr/local.

Currently, no software has been installed in /usr/local or no files have
been copied in that partition. A few empty directories have been created
by some package installation scripts.

When I check using cfdisk, cfdisk shows the size of /usr/local as being
correct: 2.5Gb.

When I check using df, here is what I get:

/dev/hda9              2166280    646320   1409920  32% /usr/local

(df -h)
/dev/hda9             2.1G  632M  1.3G  32% /usr/local

Output of du -ah :

4.0k    /usr/local/share/emacs/site-lisp
4.0k    /usr/local/share/emacs/19.34/site-lisp
8.0k    /usr/local/share/emacs/19.34
16k     /usr/local/share/emacs
4.0k    /usr/local/share/games/fortunes/off
8.0k    /usr/local/share/games/fortunes
12k     /usr/local/share/games
32k     /usr/local/share
4.0k    /usr/local/bin
4.0k    /usr/local/man
4.0k    /usr/local/lib/site_perl/i386-linux
8.0k    /usr/local/lib/site_perl
4.0k    /usr/local/lib/texmf/doc
4.0k    /usr/local/lib/texmf/ls-R
12k     /usr/local/lib/texmf
4.0k    /usr/local/lib/xemacs/site-lisp
8.0k    /usr/local/lib/xemacs
4.0k    /usr/local/lib/ghostscript/common
4.0k    /usr/local/lib/ghostscript/5.10
4.0k    /usr/local/lib/ghostscript/fonts
16k     /usr/local/lib/ghostscript
48k     /usr/local/lib
4.0k    /usr/local/include
4.0k    /usr/local/sbin
4.0k    /usr/local/src
104k    /usr/local

What is going on ? Is there a problem with the woody version of the
package that provides df ? Is there something I am missing ? What is
occupying 632Mb of space on /usr/local (as shown by df) ?


Salman Ahmed
ssahmed AT pathcom DOT com

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