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Upgrading gcc? Prepare space!

Short dispatch, this:

Yesterday I tried to upgrade gcc on a fresh Gentoo installation. In fact, it was a raw installation, not yet fresh (e.g., extract stage3, extract portage, sync, update portage, upgrade gcc).

I had used a 4 GB virtual hard disk. Guess what? I ran out of space in the midst of emerge -avuN gcc) >.<

Oh well. Now I’m trying to upgrade gcc using a 5 GB virtual hard disk. If this fails again, I’ll use a 6 GB vhd, and so on.

(Yeah, trying to find out how much space I actually need to upgrade gcc).

I’ll update you with the results.

In the meantime, keep strong!

Update: It works! Apparently, if you want to upgrade gcc, you need to use a 5 GB vHD (free space approximately 4.6 GB).

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