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Need an example for how to link two directories in Solaris

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I am trying to set up gcc and I am running into space limitations in the /var/pkg directory and I heard that there is a way to symbolically link this directory to another with more space so that the gcc install can work.  Please give me an example of how I can "symbolically link" two directories for this reason.
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Given directory with the required space:
/some/path/bigdir
and another directory on another filesystem:
/some/path/mydir

You can make a new directory which is a link the that directory.
mkdir /some/path/bigdir/newdir
ln -s /some/path/bigdir/newdir /some/path/mydir

This will give you a directory /some/path/mydir/newdir which is a link to /some/path/bigdir/newdir and so should have oodles of space in it.
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That worked.  Thanks.
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