[aur-general] yaourt - tmpfs error: No space left on device
brcha at gna.org
Sat Jul 19 07:22:21 EDT 2014
I had the same problem with some large packages. The solution is to make ~/tmp/yaourt and have in your ~/.yaourtrc set TMPDIR=/home/csanyipal/tmp/yaourt (if that's your username).
If you use /tmp, then building will be faster, but everything will be in the memory drive (tmpfs 3.2G ... /tmp = in memory). That is better for smaller packages, but if you run chrome or firefox with lots of tabs and some more memory-intensive programs, you'll end up with the "no space left" message.
19.07.2014, 13:17, "Csányi Pál" <csanyipal at gmail.com>:
> 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
> error message.
> 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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