[PC-BSD Testing] PC-BSD 9.1 update failed miserably (amd64, inside VirtualBox)

Productnews productnews at hvf.ch
Sat Dec 22 12:26:34 PST 2012

Am 22.12.2012 10:57, schrieb Live user:
> On 21/12/2012 18:11, Productnews wrote:
>> I did an online upgrade from PC-BSD 9.1-RC3 to 9.1, and my whole kdm
>> environment is gone.
>> I run PC-BSD inside VirtualBox (it  does not run on the iron, see bug
>> http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=170677  amd64/170677 amd64
>>     FreeBSD 9.x does not boot if 2 hard disks are on system)
>> I started the Update Manager and selected the only available option, the
>> upgrade to 9.1.
>> After the download (some hours), I rebooted for the installation.
>> The installation started, and after some time, a message like "/ file
>> system full" appeared, and a button for reboot.
>> I rebooted, and software sets starting with akonadi  were being
>> installed.
>> Eventually the login screen appeared. Wneh I logged in (KDE), all KDE
>> apps were gone: no konsole, no dolphin, ...
>> Only fluxbox works.
>> I should have ample disk space:
>> $ zpool list
>> tank0  26.8G  13.9G  12.9G    51%  1.00x  ONLINE  -
>> $ zfs list
>> NAME                        USED  AVAIL  REFER  MOUNTPOINT
>> tank0                      13.9G  12.4G   280M  legacy
>> tank0/usr                  13.3G  12.4G  12.3G  /usr
>> tank0/usr/home              375M  12.4G    32K  /usr/home
>> tank0/usr/home/hvf          375M  12.4G   375M  /usr/home/hvf
>> tank0/usr/ports             235M  12.4G   225M  /usr/ports
>> tank0/usr/ports/distfiles  6.04M  12.4G  6.04M  /usr/ports/distfiles
>> tank0/usr/ports/packages   4.42M  12.4G  4.42M  /usr/ports/packages
>> tank0/usr/src               352M  12.4G   352M  /usr/src
>> tank0/var                   337M  12.4G   209M  /var
>> tank0/var/crash            31.5K  12.4G  31.5K  /var/crash
>> tank0/var/db                127M  12.4G   105M  /var/db
>> tank0/var/db/pkg           21.9M  12.4G  21.9M  /var/db/pkg
>> tank0/var/empty              31K  12.4G    31K  /var/empty
>> tank0/var/log               370K  12.4G   370K  /var/log
>> tank0/var/mail               32K  12.4G    32K  /var/mail
>> tank0/var/run                99K  12.4G    99K  /var/run
>> Any suggestions beside doing a fresh install or downloading a VrtualBox
>> image?
>> thanks, Harald
> Of course you need to have enough room for updates, both downloading the
> packages, decompressing them and for cache. You should have removed
> stuff, or at least, expanded your partitions.

I would assume that 12GB free space is enough for an update, or the
update procedure should warn the user otherwise.


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