Re: woody->sarge failed: out pf disk space
On Sat, Jun 11, 2005 at 04:46:22PM +0100, peter colton wrote:
> On Saturday 11 June 2005 16:49, Hendrik Boom wrote:
> > After 18 hours of upgrading on my very slow 100 MHz Pentium,
> > it ended up producing an unending stream of
> > multilog: warning: unable to write to /var/log/svscan/current. pausing: out
> > of disk space
> > The installation log file (made using script on another partition)
> > also contains complaints that other files did not exist -- presumably
> > because they were not created because of lack of space.
> > There seemed not much point in continuing, since many of the package
> > upgrades were likely to have been damaged (unless aptitude is
> > very good at dealing with this -- is it?), so I cancelled the upgrade,
> > and am composing this mail on another woody in another partition
> > (my spare -- a backup of the one that failed to upgrade properly.)
> > When I started the upgrade, my main 4G partition (which contained
> > everything except /home) was only half full. I thought I had lots of room.
> > Just how much space is needed for an upgrade, anyway?
> > Is it possible to bring this upgrade into a consistent state
> > (possibly by deleting lots of packages, or resuming with aptitude
> > after reorganising the disk space), or should I just trash it,
> > make a bigger partition somewhere else, copy my backup partition to it
> > and start over?
> > -- hendrik
> hello hendrik,
> did you clear var out for apt.
> apt-get clean apt-get autoclean
No. I didn't.
> hope it gibe you the room to upgrade.
Will try again. But ... Is it possible to resume the broken upgrade?
Or is that hopeless, and is it better to just start over?
> all the best
> peter colton
Thanke for the free verse! Pleasant layout oafter a lot of time looking
at text on screens.
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