[nycbug-talk] Never mind
Sat Aug 6 13:01:11 EDT 2005
On Fri, Aug 05, 2005 at 04:51:09PM -0400, Jim Brown wrote:
> * Joshua S. Freeman <jfreeman at nybg.org> [2005-08-05 16:32]:
> > Ok, I reformatted the disk... And only used 50% of it to create a FreeBSD
> > partition and then I had the installer automatically create the slices to
> > fit in that partition...
> > The install is going now.. Still.. That was mightly confusing that I
> > couldn't create that fifth slice myself.
> You might actually want to reconsider using the 'auto' option to
> allocate filesystems and sizes. One reason is inadequate download
> Some web browers and ftp clients insist on using /tmp as the download
> area for files you request to be downloaded. Say you want to download
> the next BSD OS release- generally 650+ MB- you may need to have
> that much space in /tmp to actually download the file. Once the
> download is complete, the app moves the file to whereever you wanted
> to put it.
You can override that with TMPDIR var.
More information about the talk