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Re: Broken system after "pkgin full-upgrade"

Trying to add some of my observations to this thread.

I've also recently played with pkgin on and older version of NetBSD and noticed 
some similar problems.  One thing I did see is if the upgrade involves a lot of 
packages pkgin will calculate the amount of space it needs in /var and reject 
the operation if there isn't enough space.  However it doesn't calculate, or 
probably even know, how much additional space will be required once it starts 
the upgrade.  So if your /var space is just barely large enough to contain the 
packages that will be downloaded you may run into space problems once it starts 
the upgrade.  I suspect that at this point bad things start happening and some 
of the upgrades won't get done correctly leaving the system in an indeterminate 

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