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[vox-tech] size of /var



For those of you with Debian based systems with /var on its own partition,
how much space did you allocate for /var?

On my system, I'm starting to feel cramped:


   Filesystem   Size  Used  Avail Use%  Mounted on
   /dev/hdb2    581M  416M  135M  76%   /var


I would've sworn that 581MB was big enough, but apparently not.  The largest
directories in /var (everything else is small change):

   satan# du -hs *
   49M     cache
   209M    lib


In cache (everything else is small):

18M     auto-apt
15M     apt
9.6M    debconf
4.8M    locate
1.5M    man
539K    fontconfig
371K    apt-listbugs

And in lib (everything else is small):

46M     dpkg
45M     apt
39M     texmf
24M     mysql
20M     gconf
13M     cyrus

It's weird that the directory contents add up to what they do.  Guess that's
the power of a preponderance of small numbers...

Pete


-- 
How VBA rounds a number depends on the number's internal representation.
You cannot always predict how it will round when the rounding digit is 5.
If you want a rounding function that rounds according to predictable rules,
you should write your own.
              -- MSDN, on Microsoft VBA's "stochastic" rounding function

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