when trying to do an apt-get dist-upgrade i get the following error:
Preconfiguring packages ... (Reading database ... 129755 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack .../openjdk-7-jre-headless_7u79-2.5.6-1~deb8u1_amd64.deb ... Unpacking openjdk-7-jre-headless:amd64 (7u79-2.5.6-1~deb8u1) over (7u79-2.5.5-1~deb8u1) ... dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/openjdk-7-jre-headless_7u79-2.5.6-1~deb8u1_amd64.deb (--unpack): cannot copy extracted data for './usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-amd64/jre/lib/rt.jar' to '/usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-amd64/jre/lib/rt.jar.dpkg-new': failed to write (No space left on device) dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe) Preparing to unpack .../qemu-system-misc_1%3a2.1+dfsg-12+deb8u1_amd64.deb ... Unpacking qemu-system-misc (1:2.1+dfsg-12+deb8u1) ... dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/qemu-system-misc_1%3a2.1+dfsg-12+deb8u1_amd64.deb (--unpack): cannot copy extracted data for './usr/bin/qemu-system-cris' to '/usr/bin/qemu-system-cris.dpkg-new': failed to write (No space left on device) dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe) Preparing to unpack .../qemu-user_1%3a2.1+dfsg-12+deb8u1_amd64.deb ... Unpacking qemu-user (1:2.1+dfsg-12+deb8u1) ... dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/qemu-user_1%3a2.1+dfsg-12+deb8u1_amd64.deb (--unpack): cannot copy extracted data for './usr/bin/qemu-armeb' to '/usr/bin/qemu-armeb.dpkg-new': failed to write (No space left on device) dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe) Preparing to unpack .../linux-image-3.16.0-4-amd64_3.16.7-ckt11-1+deb8u2_amd64.deb ... Unpacking linux-image-3.16.0-4-amd64 (3.16.7-ckt11-1+deb8u2) over (3.16.7-ckt11-1) ... dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-3.16.0-4-amd64_3.16.7-ckt11-1+deb8u2_amd64.deb (--unpack): cannot copy extracted data for './lib/modules/3.16.0-4-amd64/kernel/sound/firewire/snd-firewire-lib.ko' to '/lib/modules/3.16.0-4-amd64/kernel/sound/firewire/snd-firewire-lib.ko.dpkg-new': failed to write (No space left on device) dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe) Preparing to unpack .../chromium_44.0.2403.89-1~deb8u1_amd64.deb ... Unpacking chromium (44.0.2403.89-1~deb8u1) over (43.0.2357.65-1~deb8u1) ... dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/chromium_44.0.2403.89-1~deb8u1_amd64.deb (--unpack): cannot copy extracted data for './usr/lib/chromium/resources.pak' to '/usr/lib/chromium/resources.pak.dpkg-new': failed to write (No space left on device) dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe) Processing triggers for man-db (184.108.40.206-5) ... /usr/bin/mandb: can't write to /var/cache/man/25396: No space left on device Processing triggers for menu (2.1.47) ... Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/openjdk-7-jre-headless_7u79-2.5.6-1~deb8u1_amd64.deb /var/cache/apt/archives/qemu-system-misc_1%3a2.1+dfsg-12+deb8u1_amd64.deb /var/cache/apt/archives/qemu-user_1%3a2.1+dfsg-12+deb8u1_amd64.deb /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-3.16.0-4-amd64_3.16.7-ckt11-1+deb8u2_amd64.deb /var/cache/apt/archives/chromium_44.0.2403.89-1~deb8u1_amd64.deb E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) malvidx@malvidx:~$
but i have plenty of hard drive space.
can someone help?
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Last edited by Sector11 (2015-07-30 14:11:10)
cannot copy extracted data for './usr/bin/qemu-system-cris' to '/usr/bin/qemu-system-cris.dpkg-new': failed to write (No space left on device)...etc
....but i have plenty of hard drive space....
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First thing to do is see what is available with
A common solution is to clean your apt cache with
sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get autoclean
Use the forum search tool (icon top right of page) for "no space left on device", and see what you find
there's also the 5 or sometimes even 10% reserved blocks to be taken into account.
cleaning apt cache should help.
there can also be some other problem, which makes some log file overflow (search home folder or /var/log).
you should play around with du and df and try to find the culprit(s).
do you have everything in one big partition? if not, more info is required.
@OP: often, WM spills lot of messages in file '.xsession-errors' (relevant if you have your OS installation in one big partition). Solution would be:
$ cd $HOME $ ls -lh .xsession-errors # to check size of this file $ rm .xsession-errors
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As above - first step to get space is "apt-get autoclean"
"cd /var" then "ncdu" # command gives more information that du about disk usage.
"journalctl --disk-usage" # will show size of your systemd logging If it seems large
read man journalctl with reference to --vacuum-size or --vacuum-time
examples of vacuuming here
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You can use baobab to get a visual on your disk space, and see what's causing you to run out of space.
sudo apt-get install baobab
Might be easier to diagnose the problem that way.
Also, during installation, did you install everything on one partition, or seperate it? If the /home directory is separate, then there's probably not enough space allocated for the root directory (where all your programs are installed). Which = repartition time.
df -h output is:
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/dm-1 6.3G 6.3G 0 100% / udev 10M 0 10M 0% /dev tmpfs 1.6G 8.8M 1.6G 1% /run tmpfs 3.9G 960K 3.9G 1% /dev/shm tmpfs 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock tmpfs 3.9G 0 3.9G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup /dev/mapper/malvidx--vg-tmp 360M 2.1M 335M 1% /tmp /dev/mapper/malvidx--vg-var 2.7G 790M 1.8G 31% /var /dev/mapper/malvidx--vg-home 433G 19G 393G 5% /home /dev/sda2 237M 36M 189M 16% /boot /dev/sda1 511M 132K 511M 1% /boot/efi tmpfs 788M 8.0K 788M 1% /run/user/1000
stupid question, but what is /dev/dm-1?
dm is device mapper... dm-1 is your / partition, that is full. you could make another logical volume for /usr, get everything in your /usr direcotry and put it in the /usr partition, and mount it in /usr.
Last edited by pingu (2015-08-03 22:36:52)
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