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Old 04-28-2011, 02:49 AM   #1
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/var is too small to compile openoffice


Hello,

I have /var set to 2.5G which I have not had a problem with until now.

I cant compile openoffice because /var runs out of space when I do so. On Gentoo /var is used to compile.

can I set a different perameter to compile openoffice(emerge oppenoffice) to have just this program compile in another location?

Thank you
 
Old 04-28-2011, 02:56 AM   #2
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Hello,

I cannot imagine that OpenOffice would need that much space to compile so I'm guessing you have little space available on var (which you didn't mention). Can you post the output of
Code:
df -h
to see how much you do have left. If your /var is filling up I'd first look for a reason why it is doing so. Check if there are any large log files, directories that have lots of stuff you could delete to free up space with:
Code:
du -h / | grep ^[0-9.]*G
If you have set up /var with LVM then you could even extend it 'on the fly'.

Kind regards,

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Old 04-28-2011, 03:43 AM   #3
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Hello. I have not used Gentoo in a number of years but 2.5GB sounds too little to compile OO.org. The Gentoo x86 handbook ( http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handboo...ap=4#doc_chap2 ) currently states:

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Although allocating a few gigabytes of disk space for /var may seem excessive, remember that Portage uses this partition by default for compiling packages. If you want to keep /var at a more reasonable size, such as 1GB, you will need to alter your PORTAGE_TMPDIR variable in /etc/make.conf to point to the partition with enough free space for compiling extremely large packages such as OpenOffice.
I believe this may also be the reason why Gentoo devs decided to provide a precompiled version via app-office/openoffice-bin.
 
Old 04-28-2011, 02:39 PM   #4
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Hello,

I cannot imagine that OpenOffice would need that much space to compile so I'm guessing you have little space available on var (which you didn't mention). Can you post the output of
Code:
df -h
to see how much you do have left. If your /var is filling up I'd first look for a reason why it is doing so. Check if there are any large log files, directories that have lots of stuff you could delete to free up space with:
Code:
du -h / | grep ^[0-9.]*G
If you have set up /var with LVM then you could even extend it 'on the fly'.

Kind regards,

Eric
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda6 2.4G 153M 2.2G 7% /var

/var looks ok to me. I think that oppen office needs an extreem amount of space to comepile. can I set the compile space when I emerge it?
 
Old 04-29-2011, 01:20 AM   #5
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Hello. I have not used Gentoo in a number of years but 2.5GB sounds too little to compile OO.org. The Gentoo x86 handbook ( http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handboo...ap=4#doc_chap2 ) currently states:



I believe this may also be the reason why Gentoo devs decided to provide a precompiled version via app-office/openoffice-bin.
Thank you very much. Using openoffice-bin works great.
 
  


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