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Old 21st October 2009
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Default 8-STABLE build fails at installworld

Dear Friends of FreeBSD:

I just updated my sources to the RELENG_8 tag and performed the usual update of the system via make buildworld, make buildkernel, etc. but this time I encountered an error I have never seen before: installworld stops midway because it finds the file system full.

"No space left on device" it says.

This is impossible, because I have allocated 500G to this installation and used the default disklabel settings during install. My machine is a new HP with AMD Phenom X4 9750. Installation of 8.0-RC1 went well. Only problem was Xorg, which could not configure X server properly.

Any thoughts?

Thank you for your help!!
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What does a % df -h give you at that moment?
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Thank you for your reply!

Here it is:

Code:
Filesystem     Size    Used   Avail Capacity  Mounted on
/dev/ad4s1a    496M    485M    -29M   106%    /
devfs          1.0K    1.0K      0B   100%    /dev
/dev/ad4s1e    496M     25M    431M     5%    /tmp
/dev/ad4s1f    374G    3.1G    341G     1%    /usr
/dev/ad4s1d    8.5G     41M    7.7G     1%    /var
I am surprised to see the root partition full, as I thought the standard allocation to be 1G. Perhaps I made a mistake during installation?

I think I will just reinstall everything end expand all those partitions.
What do you think?

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You should investigate why / fills up. I have the same size / partition, and building/installing FreeBSD 8 is not a problem at all. Have you done several kernel builds that filled up /boot perhaps, or is there a big core dump in there somewhere?
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Hi DD, thank you for your help!

This was my first kernel build after installation.
I have done this at least 30 times for 7-STABLE and never had a problem.

I noticed that most of the space is taken up by the directories /boot/kernel and /boot/kernel.old

I will investigate more thoroughly what files are taking up so much space and will let you know. For the moment, I am very grateful for your time!
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Note that builds for FreeBSD 8 (pre RC-1) were very big due to debugging symbols being included in the GENERIC kernel. These debugging symbols disappeared with 8-RC1. You may have had a 'debug-bloated' kernel/modules collection in /boot/kernel.old.
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Hi DD,

YES, that's exactly it! I just checked the directories and they are full of *.symbols files that are very large. I think there is an option in make.conf to build without debug. I will do that.

Thank you for your help!!
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You can just remove the *.symbol files.

You can also remove /boot/kernel.old. Assuming of course the new kernel works (Which it usually does).
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