Subject: New specifications for disk space
To: current <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Eric Delcamp <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/26/1998 23:53:02
Hi !

I'm trying to translate the INSTALL amiga document in french. When doing this,
I would also update hardware requirements about disk space.
NetBSD grow fast, and we should update this section because it's the first
thing that a future user see when he want to install NetBSD.

After a make cleandir :

du -ks /usr/src     = 179.485 bytes.
du -ks /usr/src/sys =  49.459 bytes (but I have ksrc-amiga AND ksrc-i386).

Here is my df's output :

Filesystem  1K-blocks     Used    Avail Capacity  Mounted on
/dev/sd1a       22549    16183     5238    76%    /
/dev/sd1f      595302   389064   176472    69%    /usr
/dev/sd1e       89305    51254    33585    60%    /usr/src/sys (*)
/dev/sd1d      298748   171057   112753    60%    /local
mfs:96           1887        3     1789     0%    /tmp

(*) /usr/src/sys contain .o files.

Source tree for ONE machine, including kernel sources could be estimated to
200 Mbytes (150 Mb for sources and 50 Mb for kernel). I found 187.909 bytes for
a i386 source tree WITH object files.

/root is always at 20 Mbytes. Need more if you include big /var directories,
but we talk about a standard install.

My problem is to know how much disk space is needed for /usr only, without any
sources (I have /usr/X11R6, /usr/xsrc symlinked, some packages, etc..., so it's
hard for me to find this value). This could maybe be found in looking the
*.tgz files (if someone could post sizes of current files, that could help).
Could the results of disk space be used to all architectures ?

Eric Delcamp             NetBSD user (Amiga & i386)    Bordeaux      Galactic Bloodshed player     France