On Wed, 7 Feb 2007, Don Munyak wrote:

> Hello,
> I was recompiling the kernel on my laptop when the process ended with errors.
> /usr : filesystem full
> I suspect that the HD is has too many files ??
> can I simply remove/delete to ports from /usr/ports and try to recompile?
> btw...I have used pkg_add in the past. Will deleting the ports files
> tantamount to deleteing a folder in windows without uninstalling first
> ?
> Thanks
> Don

If you used the default cluster size, it's probably too small of a slice to hold all of the file entries resulting in a large amount of internal fragmentation.

Delete the files and look up tunefs for how to resize your slice's cluster size--make sure to do this in single user mode.

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