SUMMARY: /var is running out space during installing package?

From: Ning Zhang (
Date: Fri Feb 13 1998 - 13:44:59 CST

Partial Answer:
The problem lies in your /var/tmp directory - this is used as spooling
space on pkgadd's .... you might want to point to a partition which has
a *lot* of space ...

> I have tried to install packaged GNU gcc 2.8.0 for Solaris 2.6. The
> installation told me that /var is full and then aborted. There is
> 19000k space available in /var at that time. It seems unbelievable.
> My questions:
> 1) How much space in /var is needed to install gcc 2.8.0 for Solaris
> 2.6? (How so much?)
> 2) How to solve the problem when /var or /usr has no enough space?
> than moving some directories/files to other filesystems and ln them
> to /var or /usr, any better or easier ways? - very curious.

Thank List:
Rahul Roy
Marc S. Gibian email:
"Mr.Venkat D" <>

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