On Sun 2008-12-14 19:28:16 UTC+0500, FuLLBLaSTstorm (fullblastst...@gmail.com) wrote:
> Recently I've run freebsd-update on my desktop machine, but it failed > saying that it cannot save its files anymore to /var because the > filesystem is full. If you are short on disk space then from what I can tell it seems to be harmless to erase everything under /var/db/freebsd-update before you run "freebsd-update -r x.x-RELEASE upgrade". The catch is that you lose the ability to use the "freebsd-update rollback" command. After all, /var/db/freebsd-update/ presumably begins life as an empty folder after an initial install of FreeBSD. That is my experience, anyway. I may be wrong! I assume the way "rollback" works is that if you use freebsd-upgrade to upgrade from 6.2-REL to 6.3-REL, then again to 6.4-REL, the theory is that you can reverse the upgrades all the way back to 6.2-REL again. Whether you'd actually want to do that... I'm not sure. It seems to me that if you upgraded to 6.4-REL, then you'd probably only ever want to rollback as far back as 6.3-REL. I guess the ability to rollback multiple releases is provided mostly because it's possible, and disk space is cheap. I suppose you could always create a symlink: mv /var/db/freebsd-update /var/db/freebsd-update.old ln -s /disk/with/lots/of/space/freebsd-update /var/db/freebsd-update _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"