[PATCH olpc-os-builder 11/14] Increase size of /tmp and /var/tmp to make yum work

Sascha Silbe sascha-ml-reply-to-2011-2 at silbe.org
Thu Mar 31 06:53:03 EDT 2011

Excerpts from Sascha Silbe's message of Sun Mar 27 15:23:17 +0200 2011:
> > Yum works for me already. What do these changes bring?
> I've now tried "yum update" (with about a week worth of updates, some
> ten to twenty packages) and "yum install gdb" with /tmp and /var/tmp
> reduced to 30MB (from 50MB in olpc-os-builder).

OK, I figured out exactly when we need more space in /var/tmp: If yum is
being run as a _user_ (e.g. to search for packages), yum will download
*full* repository information into /var/tmp/yum-<user>-<random>. This
happens even if "sudo yum update" has been run a few seconds before. On
my current test build, the repository information totals to about 70MB,
so a 50MB tmpfs will run out of space.


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