[aur-general] yaourt - tmpfs error: No space left on device
csanyipal at gmail.com
Sat Jul 19 07:16:46 EDT 2014
I have been told on arch-general mailing list that that this problem
should be post here too, because this is an AUR problem.
I'm trying to install icecat with yaourt but get always error: No
space left on device.
$ df -H
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda3 66G 38G 26G 60% /
tmpfs 3.2G 0 3.2G 0% /dev/shm
tmpfs 3.2G 0 3.2G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs 3.2G 3.2G 160k 100% /tmp
tmpfs 627M 4.1k 627M 1% /run/user/1000
I have installed my arch linux on one partition only, on /dev/sda3.
I tried to install icecat several times, moreover after a reboot too,
but always get this error message.
I tried also to setup yaourt and makepkg:
Still get the above error.
$ free -h
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 5.8G 4.2G 1.6G 2.9G 64M 3.2G
-/+ buffers/cache: 928M 4.9G
Swap: 511M 0B 511M
/dev/sda3 / ext4 rw,relatime,data=ordered 0 1
/dev/cdrom /media/cdrom iso9660 ro,user,noauto,unhide 0 0
/swapfile none swap defaults 0 0
On the arch-general mailing list I get the following advices.
* From Daniel Micay:
Stop building a very large package in a filesystem of very limited size.
The BUILDDIR option is unset by default, and if you leave it unset
`makepkg` will work fine.
* From me:
Before I edited the file: /etc/makepkg.conf
I tried to install with yaourt the icecat package but get the same
That is way I edited the /etc/makepkg.conf file and set the BUILDDIR option to:
So, leaving it unset doesn't work here.
* From Daniel Micay:
Leave it unset and build with makepkg directly.
> Set BUILDDIR=/var/tmp instead, /tmp is filling up.
Or just use the *default* of not building in a global directory...
especially /tmp which is a ramdisk.
* From Mark Lee:
I just looked at yaourt's yaourtrc and it's clear that it's storing
its temporary files in /tmp. Building with yaourt means building in
tmpfs which would for large compilation jobs can exhaust the tmpfs
file system. Either extend the size of /tmp by specifying a larger
size when mounting in /tmp (using fstab or just command line) or set a
different direcotry via yaourt --tmp <temporary directory>.
This should really be posted to the AUR mailing list since it's an AUR
issue. I hope this helps.
* From Ralf Mardorf:
[rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ grep tmp /etc/fstab
#tmpfs /tmp tmpfs nodev,nosuid,size=3G 0 0
It's commented out, but I once had to use it and it solved the issue for
* From John Broggs:
The best way to overcome this error is to allocate the space you need in
fstab as per the instructions on the fstab page on ArchWiki.
* From Bigby James:
systemd will allocate /tmp to a ramdisk by default, whether you specify it or
not. Specifying tmpfs in /etc/fstab allows you to dictate how large the ramdisk
is, but unless you explicitly stop systemd from mounting /tmp in RAM that's
where it will go.
I solve this problem by building icecat directly with makepkg.
Regards from Pal
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