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Old 04-04-2012, 09:06 PM
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Default Cannot update: virtually empty disk supposedly full?
When using the Update Manager GUI tool in PC BSD 9.0 I get the following message.

"Failed to install:BugFix: Adds complete foomatic set, 8000+ new printer drivers
Possible causes: Dropped internet connection or low disk space."

I don't see how it can be the internet connection because I've been able to get on the Web all day using firefox, yet I tried this upgrade several times and it failed each time. I suppose it could be disk space but I have a 120 GB SSD drive on which I only have BSD installed. I installed bsd about two days ago (for the first time ever) and I have created no user data on the computer yet, so I should have plenty of space. There might be a space limit on some folder I suppose but I don't know how to check that and I can't find where the GUI Disk Utility is on this (I'm using XFCE).

Here is what df is telling me (not sure what it all means though, it's a bit different from Linux).

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Filesystem         1K-blocks     Used    Avail Capacity  Mounted on
/dev/label/rootfs0   2015516   428008  1426268    23%    /
devfs                      1        1        0   100%    /dev
/dev/label/var0      2063900    82704  1816084     4%    /var
/dev/label/usr0    109276676 22075588 78458956    22%    /usr
procfs                     4        4        0   100%    /proc
linprocfs                  4        4        0   100%    /compat/linux/proc
/dev/da0s2          31310928       64 31310864     0%    /mnt
Should I be concerned about the 100% capacity in some of the above folders? If so, how can I rectify the problem? Don't see why it would get so full so fast.
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:35 PM
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Default Cannot update: virtually empty disk supposedly full?
In this case I think its failing to download. Have you checked your
mirror settings in the system manager? Maybe try a different one?
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:58 AM
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Default Can I jump in here ?
Um. I'm looking at devfs , linprocfs and procfs on the filesystem side of those equations and they are at 100% usage.

On my system they are always at 100% and have been for since before Hubble 8.0. I thought it was normal and it doesn't seem to affect the running system at all. Or perhaps it's just that I'm not astute enough to notice.

As I recall if I tried to allocate drive space for /dev with a file system of ufs during installation the installer seemed to object and wouldn't install. I don't recall an option for a filesystem type of devfs on the installer. I'll do a little research on that one to be sure.

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Old 04-07-2012, 11:22 AM
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hi, i have the same error message "failed to install: package updates. possible causes: dropped internet connection or low disk space.". i reinstalled, thinking it was low disk space. i gave 5gb to /, 5gb to /var, and about 65gb to /usr, but still get the same message, so i assume it is not the disk space. internet seems to work fine with firefox or appcafe. I watched the network traffic when it tried to update "system package updates", there was some brief download and the progress bar went to 50%, then no traffic any more, then the bar went to 100% after a moment and stayed there for some time. the next update "bug fix csh manpaes..." did not create any network traffic, the blue progress bar went forth and back only. i am very much a newbie and not sure what to do next. many thanks for any hints.
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:19 PM
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I bet kmoore134 is right. It's a failure to download.

I'm with dralex that 100% is normal for /dev and /proc. Here is a working system:

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$ df
/dev/label/rootfs0   2015516   370580   1483696    20%    /
devfs                      1        1         0   100%    /dev
/dev/label/var0      2063900   373168   1525620    20%    /var
/dev/label/usr0    474609468 50487652 386153060    12%    /usr
procfs                     4        4         0   100%    /proc
linprocfs                  4        4         0   100%    /compat/linux/proc
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If it is download issue than perhaps it's on PC-BSD side as it does not work for me either. But I think it is not a download issue. I can see "Downloading" then "Updating" and then after some time I get "Failed to install" message. :-/
I have many GBs of free disk so it appears to me as a package / install issue.
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PS: If at least it was possible to mark updates for ignoring.
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Default Cannot update: virtually empty disk supposedly full?
That was just a badly worded error message, the typical cause is a
dropped network connection, failed fetch, etc.

Have you changed your mirror server? PC-BSD Control Panel -> System
Manager -> Mirrors
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Hi all,

I had the same problem and change the update server has helped. I use estonia server.

Have a nice day

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I'm dealing with the same issue the update won't even get halfway before it said "Failed to install:Update Manager BugFixes Possible causes: Dropped internet connection or low disk space". I have check my network and it works just fine and my hard drive still has 65 GB of free space space on it.
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