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[PC-BSD] Cannot update: virtually empty disk supposedly full?

Discussion in 'Installing and Upgrading FreeBSD' started by recondite, Apr 4, 2012.

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  1. recondite

    recondite New Member

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    When using the Update Manager GUI tool in PC BSD 9.0 (based on FreeBSD) I get the following message.

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    Failed to install:BugFix: Adds complete foomatic set, 8000+ new printer drivers 
    Possible causes: Dropped internet connection or low disk space.
    I don't see how it can be the internet connection because I've been able to get on the Web all day using firefox, yet I tried this upgrade several times and it failed each time. I suppose it could be disk space but I have a 120 GB SSD drive on which I only have BSD installed. I installed bsd about two days ago (for the first time ever) and I have created no user data on the computer yet, so I should have plenty of space. There might be a space limit on some folder I suppose but I don't know how to check that and I can't find where the GUI Disk Utility is on this (I'm using XFCE).

    Here is what df is telling me (not sure what it all means though, it's a bit different from Linux).

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    Filesystem         1K-blocks     Used    Avail Capacity  Mounted on
    /dev/label/rootfs0   2015516   428008  1426268    23%    /
    devfs                      1        1        0   100%    /dev
    /dev/label/var0      2063900    82704  1816084     4%    /var
    /dev/label/usr0    109276676 22075588 78458956    22%    /usr
    procfs                     4        4        0   100%    /proc
    linprocfs                  4        4        0   100%    /compat/linux/proc
    /dev/da0s2          31310928       64 31310864     0%    /mnt
    
    Should I be concerned about the 100% capacity in some of the above folders? If so, how can I rectify the problem? Don't see why it would get so full so fast.
     
  2. recondite

    recondite New Member

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    Oops: the output from df was in nice neat columns until I posted it. I'll try again using HTML tags for formatting.

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    Filesystem         1K-blocks     Used    Avail Capacity  Mounted on
    /dev/label/rootfs0   2015516   428008  1426268    23%    /
    devfs                      1        1        0   100%    /dev
    /dev/label/var0      2063900    82704  1816084     4%    /var
    /dev/label/usr0    109276676 22075588 78458956    22%    /usr
    procfs                     4        4        0   100%    /proc
    linprocfs                  4        4        0   100%    /compat/linux/proc
    /dev/da0s2          31310928       64 31310864     0%    /mnt
    
     
  3. dave

    dave Member

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    Ask this in the PC-BSD forum.
     
  4. SirDice

    SirDice Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    [thread=7290]Topics about PC-BSD | FreeNAS | DesktopBSD | m0N0WALL | pfSense | Debian GNU/kFreeBSD[/thread]
     
  5. recondite

    recondite New Member

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    <<
    Please format your posts!
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    I would have if I knew how.
     
  6. fonz

    fonz Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=8816

    There are a couple of other sticky threads in the General forum that you're supposed to have read before posting, as indicated in the e-mail you received when you signed up.

    Fonz
     
  7. DutchDaemon

    DutchDaemon Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    This error is strictly applicable to PC-BSD (FreeBSD has no 'Update Manager GUI'), so ask this on their forum.
     
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