compilation error, no free space, how to clean up?
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Your / directory is at 100% and that's why you're getting the error. Since /var/log is in there too, I'd start by looking there and do some cleaning up by removing old log files that might be taking up lots of space over time. Assuming you're using Ubuntu you might also remove all downloaded packages in /var/cache/apt by using
sudo apt-get clean
That for starters. Next look at whatever 'old' files you might have that can be deleted. There's nobody but you who knows what exactly you have on your system. Just 'compiling away' without cleaning up the house results in this.
Thanks. Actually the system is screwed up by some other users and I am not in a position right now to find out what they have done exactly. I am trying to clean it up and avoid a fresh installation. But I do not know what are the files that can be safely deleted. I did a
sudo apt-get clean
, but did not make any difference.
EricTRA, you suggested deleting old files. Could you also suggest which directories I should look at to delete these files?
pan64, Thanks for your suggestion on TMPDIR. However I should free up my system anyway.
I did a du -sh * to find out the biggest directory. Except /home and /media everything else looks alright. Could you have a look and suggest what am I missing?
du: cannot access `/proc/3395/task/3395/fd/4': No such file or directory
du: cannot access `/proc/3395/task/3395/fdinfo/4': No such file or directory
du: cannot access `/proc/3395/fd/4': No such file or directory
du: cannot access `/proc/3395/fdinfo/4': No such file or directory
du: cannot access `/proc/6956': No such file or directory
du: cannot access `/proc/7019': No such file or directory
du: cannot access `/proc/7020': No such file or directory