[support-gang] Firefox won't install on XO-1/Gnome; other options?
Kevin Gordon Gmail
kgordon420 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 11 20:57:34 EDT 2014
Firefox has a lot of dependencies, it has to bring the whole xulrunner thing back, so the out of space may be disk, not memory
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From: Sebastian Silva
Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2014 20:47
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Subject: Re: [support-gang] Firefox won't install on XO-1/Gnome; other options?
This is because by default /tmp is only 50mb on XO1.
Yum is a real memory hog.
What I do as a temporal fix is:
mount -o remount,size=200m /tmp
I second James's discouragement of using private lists to give public
El jue, 11 de sep 2014 a las 7:36 PM, Adam Holt <holt at laptop.org>
> Great rpmdropbox.laptop.org is back live, consequently "yum install
> firefox" proceeded much further. Then, after filling up over 50MB it
> quit complaining about insufficient space. "df -u" showed 958MB on
> "/". Browsers (incl Gnome's) continue to crash the moment Sean tries
> gmail.com and similar sites.
> What should Sean remove from the XO-1 and how, to create space,
> allowing completion of this Firefox test if you believe this is still
> On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 6:04 PM, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org>
>> On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 02:03:27PM -0400, Adam Holt wrote:
>> > Sean Collins our new volunteer heading to Haiti in 10 days is
>> > to get a working browser for the many XO-1s in Haiti now unable to
>> > use Google.
>> Given others have reported further change that made Google work
>> it would be worth testing again before heading to Haiti.
>> > He'd like to try Firefox on HaitiOS 0.7.1 (a much-patched
>> > of OLPC OS 12.1.0) now ubiquitious around Haiti, but gets "No more
>> > mirrors to try" error messages like:
>> > [Errno 12] Timeout on
>> > repomd.xml: (28, '')
>> > Trying another mirror.
>> > Error: failure: repodata/repomd.xml from olpc-f17: [Errno 256]
>> No more
>> > mirrors to try.
>> > Any other options or workarounds until rpmdropbox.laptop.org is
>> > fixed?
>> Now that they are available again, you might make a copy of the
>> repositories of interest, both rpmdropbox.laptop.org and
>> mock.laptop.org, so that you can have a plan next time there is a
>> brief outage.
>> This is something we anticipate any deployment would do in order to
>> avoid an ongoing dependency on our servers.
>> You might also temporarily remove the failed repository from
>> Please ensure Sean is subscribed to devel@ where technical
>> discussions are best undertaken. It pisses me off to hide useful
>> solutions on a private list, and I'm very uninclined to waste my time
>> on private lists going forward.
>> James Cameron
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