fitset(8) System Manager's Manual fitset(8)
fitset - determines if a software subset fits on a system
/usr/lbin/fitset [-c] [-d] [root-path]
This switch allows a file containing inventory records to be passed in as an argument in addition to the standard input. When this option
is specified, fitset takes the inventory records in the file and reclaims the file system space and inodes they take up. Enables debug-
ging. This option makes fitset print voluminous status information on standard output. This information is the initial file system sta-
tistics, the file system location of the file from each input record, and the statistics for the file system after the space required to
install the file has been deducted.
The fitset utility is used to determine if the files in a software subset will fit on a system.
The fitset utility reads software subset inventory records from the standard input and calculates the number of inodes and the amount of
disk space the software subset requires. For each record, fitset deducts one inode from the number available in the target file system.
For the space calculation, fitset deducts the file size specified by each record. Only currently mounted file systems are included in the
Space requirements for files already on the disk are adjusted by using the difference between the specified size and the size of the file
that is already present.
A given software subset can include files that are to be installed in several file systems. The fitset utility tracks inodes and file
space for all file systems affected and returns nonzero status if the remaining number of inodes or amount of free space for any of these
file systems is overflowed. If there is no overflow, fitset returns a status of zero.
The setld utility uses fitset to size all software subsets before attempting to install them. The root-path argument is the pathname of
the top directory for the hierarchy into which the files are going to be installed. If no root-path is specified, the directory '/' is
fitset: root-path must be absolute
A relative pathname was specified for root-path. The path must be absolute.
fitset: cannot access path (error-message)
The path cannot be accessed. The error message provides more information.
fitset: root-path is not a directory.
Either root-path is not a directory or it is a symbolic link to something which is not a directory.
fitset: <warning> path is a symbolic link to itself
The path is a symbolic link that involves cyclic linking.
fitset: file system path needs nnn Kbytes more to install the software specified. fitset: file system path needs nnn more inodes to
install the software specified.
The file system path is out of space. The message that is displayed indicates whether the error is insufficient space or a lack of avail-
fitset: file system path is not writable.
The mode of the file system named by path does not permit writing into the file system.
To determine if a particular software subset will fit on the system, redirect the contents of the software subset inventory file into fit-
set. For example: fitset < /usr/.smdb./OSFEMACS350.inv To determine if the same software subset will fit in a hierarchy rooted at
/var/tmp/root, the command would be: fitset /var/tmp/root < /usr/.smdb./OSFMANOP350.inv To determine if a particular software subset will
fit on the system after the removal of another software subset, the command would be: fitset -c /usr/.smdb./OSFMANOS350.inv <
Subset inventory files Log file
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