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Hi,
i'm trying to install Perl to my solaris 7 server using the pkgadd command.  When doing so it returns the message this device is out of space.

Does this mean my hard disk?  how do i find out what free space i have left and what my hard disk is in space terms.

command line instrcutions would be helpful here.

regards
peewee
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df -k
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by:interiot
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And then to see what's taking using the most space:

du -k /some/dir/path/ | sort -n
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pkgadd will generally install perl in /usr/local.
df -k will tell you each mounted file system's actual space and available space. dont go for the % space available, look at the actual kbytes available. if your file system (on which /usr/local) is out of space, then you can download perl source and build it with a --prefix=/some/other/path
Example df -k output:
Filesystem         kbytes    used   avail capacity  Mounted on
/dev/dsk/c0t0d0s0  1967118 1486729  283678    84%    /
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by:Nisus091197
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Hi,

If you have lots of room in /usr, the problem is in /var.  pkgadd will temporarily put the files in a subdirectory of /var.  I think it's called /var/spool/pkg/reloc or something.

Do a 'df -k /var' while you are running the pkgadd and you'll see what I mean.

Regards, Nisus.
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by:Peewee
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chaps,
will pick this up when i get back from holiday on the 14th of september.

peewee
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many thanks
peter
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