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Old 10-02-2001
Out of disk space?


I'm trying to install gcc and the installation program tells me that I'm out of disk space! I have just installed the os (using the default settings for partitions and sizes) and have only installed apache on the machine. Can it really be out of disk space already?

How do I check how much space is left on each partition? Can I change the sizes on the partitions?

My computer is a Sun Ultra 5 with Solaris 8

This is what it looked like when I tried to install gcc:

# pkgadd -d gcc-3.0.1-sol8-sparc-local

The following packages are available:
1 SMCgcc301 gcc
(sparc) 3.0.1

Select package(s) you wish to process (or 'all' to process
all packages). (default: all) [?,??,q]:

Processing package instance <SMCgcc301> from </usr/anwi/dl/gcc-3.0.1-sol8-sparc-

(sparc) 3.0.1
cpio: Cannot write "reloc/lib/gcc-lib/sparc-sun-solaris2.8/3.0.1/cc1plus", errno
28, No space left on device
cpio: Cannot write "reloc/lib/gcc-lib/sparc-sun-solaris2.8/3.0.1/collect2", errn
o 28, No space left on device
cpio: Cannot write "reloc/lib/gcc-lib/sparc-sun-solaris2.8/3.0.1/cpp0", errno 28
, No space left on device
cpio: Cannot write "reloc/lib/gcc-lib/sparc-sun-solaris2.8/3.0.1/f771", errno 28
, No space left on device
cpio: Cannot write "reloc/lib/gcc-lib/sparc-sun-solaris2.8/3.0.1/gmon.o", errno
28, No space left on device
cpio: Cannot write "reloc/lib/gcc-lib/sparc-sun-solaris2.8/3.0.1/include/arpa/na
meser_compat.h", errno 28, No space left on device
cpio: Cannot write "reloc/lib/gcc-lib/sparc-sun-solaris2.8/3.0.1/include/curses.
h", errno 28, No space left on device
cpio: Cannot write "reloc/lib/gcc-lib/sparc-sun-solaris2.8/3.0.1/include/floatin
gpoint.h", errno 28, No space left on device
cpio: Cannot write "reloc/lib/gcc-lib/sparc-sun-solaris2.8/3.0.1/include/g2c.h",
errno 28,
cpio: , errno 28,
pkgadd: ERROR: attempt to process datastream failed
- process </usr/bin/cpio -icdumD -C 512> failed, exit code 74
pkgadd: ERROR: unable to unpack datastream

Installation of <SMCgcc301> failed (internal error).
No changes were made to the system.
# 2  
Old 10-02-2001
man df

# 3  
Old 10-02-2001
To check how much space is left on mounted partitions is to enter the df command. This is going to give you the space available, used and percentage of all your mounted partitions in BYTES. If you want to get the info in Gb, enter df -h.
I'm not sure what has caused the problem, but sometimes when i install a program it is unzipped into the /tmp directory. If the program is big, and if you rerun the installation file several times the /tmp directory gets very big. You can log on as root and delete the files, or you can just wait till the files are deleted themselves. The time depends on your system configuration.
Cheers Smilie
# 4  
Old 10-03-2001
I'm not very familiar with Solaris, but I do recall reading somewhere that a default installation will allocate a large chunk of your space to the partition holding the /export tree. You may want to check that as well.

Network is the computer... or is it the other way around....
# 5  
Old 10-03-2001
I have printed the information I got from df at the bottom of this message.

But when the installation program gives me this error message 田pio: Cannot write "reloc/lib/gcc-lib/sparc-sun-solaris2.8/3.0.1/cc1plus", errno 28, No space left on device...

What partition is it trying to use? I cant even fine reloc in the list!

What is /proc ? The available space on /proc is 0 ! Is that a problem?

And what if for example /usr is running low on space. Can I move space from the partition /export/home to /usr? What is /export/home used for anyway?


# df -b
Filesystem avail
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s0 33337
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s6 215648
/proc 0
fd 0
mnttab 0
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s3 26295
swap 234496
swap 234496
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s5 22106
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s7 7168124
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s1 137896
# df -t
/ (/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s0 ): 66674 blocks 43033 files
total: 168686 blocks 45312 files
/usr (/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s6 ): 431296 blocks 396272 files
total: 1701052 blocks 426688 files
/proc (/proc ): 0 blocks 3821 files
total: 0 blocks 3900 files
/dev/fd (fd ): 0 blocks 0 files
total: 0 blocks 258 files
/etc/mnttab (mnttab ): 0 blocks 0 files
total: 0 blocks 1 files
/var (/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s3 ): 52590 blocks 15464 files
total: 68670 blocks 18880 files
/var/run (swap ): 468992 blocks 26392 files
total: 469008 blocks 26416 files
/tmp (swap ): 468992 blocks 26392 files
total: 469648 blocks 26416 files
/opt (/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s5 ): 44212 blocks 14919 files
total: 48478 blocks 15104 files
/export/home (/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s7 ): 14336248 blocks 908156 files
total: 14336266 blocks 908160 files
/usr/openwin (/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s1 ): 275792 blocks 184062 files
total: 761630 blocks 192576 files
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