Not enough space to compile in root dir?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by websmythe, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. websmythe

    websmythe New Member

    RESOLVED : GParted took care of the issue. I was using it wrong.
    I was finishing off the The Perfect Setup - Debian Etch (Debian 4.0) and ran in this lil problem when I tryed to compile ISPConfig...
    blahblah:/blah/blah/install_ispconfig# ./setup
    Debian 4.0
    ERROR: Sie bentigen mind. 512MB Platz im /root-Verzeichnis, 
    um ISPConfig zu installieren! / You need at least 512MB of disk 
    space in the /root directory to install ISPConfig!
    I tryed using GParted to shove stuff around and resize the boot partition and it wouldn't go near it. Probably for good cause... <smile>. Is there a way to set a swap file or alter the make file so that the compiler doesn't use the root partion as a boundry?? As I'm kinda new to linux... whats the deal with compiling inside the root partition? It is a stub or bite-code issue to do with the kernel?? Wouldn't that just need a reference?

    Pointers to appropriate reading material much appreciated. Thanx.
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2008
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer


    You need at least this space in the root partition. If you are new to linux, you should use a simpler partition scheme without a separate root partition. For Example a 10GB or 20 GB / partition, 2 GB swap and the remaining space for /var
  3. websmythe

    websmythe New Member

    Thanx for the reply.
    No biggie, It's not a production machine.
    I've learned something valuable through it.
    It's all good.
  4. websmythe

    websmythe New Member

    This following is a discussion of the same topic from the Feature Request forum, that I thought should probably be continued over here.
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2008
  5. websmythe

    websmythe New Member

    Will definitely keep what you said in mind.
    For this box it's not that much of an issue, as it's a private experimental box.
    But currently, it's also a field trip to access it's value as a solution to a
    collaboration problem at work. Ironically, I assumed it was going to be more
    technically oriented, and didn't expect to find accounting features in it. Major Bonus.

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