Problems with synaptic and apt-get update

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mdtycho
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se unió: 02/07/2015

1)Synaptic won't open on my system,the window asking for a password appears and synaptic starts loading and then nothing.
2)When I run 'sudo apt-get update' I receive an error message towards the end saying something like:'Error writing to output file - write (28: No space left on device)'

I dont know if these two problems are related or not.

Casey Parker
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se unió: 02/05/2015

Do you have your system installed with a single partition, or with the
different partitions split up?

On Sat Feb 07 2015 at 12:24:50 AM <name at domain> wrote:

> 1)Synaptic won't open on my system,the window asking for a password appears
> and synaptic starts loading and then nothing.
> 2)When I run 'sudo apt-get update' I receive an error message towards the
> end
> saying something like:'Error writing to output file - write (28: No space
> left on device)'
>
> I dont know if these two problems are related or not.
>

Trisquelian
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se unió: 01/23/2015

Include the output of:
df -h
Probably /var is full if you made a separate partition. If not then it's the root partition or the whole system, which you should solve quickly as it can cause the system to be unstable.

SuperTramp83

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se unió: 10/31/2014

reboot!
no, seriously - this happened to me on afresh install (synaptic loading indefinitely) and I just rebooted and it was ok ever since..

davidnotcoulthard (no verificado)
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The no space left part looks a tad scarier than that, though....

SuperTramp83

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se unió: 10/31/2014

you are right david. I saw he registered today so I assumed he's on a fresh install of Trikel :)
Didn't pay much attention to that "no space left" :(

mdtycho
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se unió: 02/07/2015

My internal hard drive has two partitions:one running windows(which I hardly use).

mdtycho
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se unió: 02/07/2015

Looks like you were right trisquelian,I ran 'df -h' as suggested and one of the partitions was 100% full,how can I fix this without deleting something important?

Magic Banana

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se unió: 07/24/2010

Where is that partition mounted? At the root? If so, start with that command to remove the .deb packages (not the installed programs):
$ sudo apt-get clean

Then, remove the older kernels. From the Synaptic package manager for instance (assuming 'sudo apt-get clean' was enough to make it properly work), you can search for the installed packages named "linux-" followed by a string including some version number ("3.13.0-45" for instance) and remove all those not having the highest version number.

Trisquelian
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se unió: 01/23/2015

It's hard to tell what the problem is. What I have experienced is some software looping and creating tremendous amounts of logs, but it could be a script gone wild, for example. You should really tells us what your partition scheme is like or include the output of "df -h" so we can find where all that disk space is going to. You should follow Magic Banana's advice and clean the unnecessary ".deb" files so you can have a bit more room without the system going unstable.

Edit: Phrasing.

mdtycho
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se unió: 02/07/2015

With regards to the problem with synaptic,it doesn't load indefinitely it just starts loading and stops running by itself for some reason.

SuperTramp83

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se unió: 10/31/2014

get rid of that disgraceful, shameful, ghastly OS!

mdtycho
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se unió: 02/07/2015

I've attached the output of df -h as a .txt file.

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Magic Banana

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se unió: 07/24/2010

The root filesystem is full. Follow my advices: https://trisquel.info/forum/problems-synaptic-and-apt-get-update#comment-64463

That said, given the size of that partition (5.7G), you will face this problem over and over again. The default install chooses 14G for that partition. I do not get how your first disk is less than 20G large. Is that correct? I see that you have a large external disk (500G). I assume you keep most of you data on it, don't you?

If so, you should enlarge /dev/sda5, taking space on /dev/sda7. In fact, you could even get rid of /dev/sda7 (user files would be on the same partition as system files): ether you reinstall Trisquel (choosing a custom partitioning schema when asked) or you edit the partitions from a live system (using GParted for instance) and adapt /etc/fstab accordingly (see https://trisquel.info/forum/cant-use-gparted-either-livecd-or-installed-trisquel). In both cases, you first want to backup the 978M of data in /home (to your external drive for instance).

lembas
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se unió: 05/13/2010

> I do not get how your first disk is less than 20G large.

It's a tiny disk, notice how his home is just 13G, so the whole disk isn't 20G or barely just that.

mdtycho
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se unió: 02/07/2015

Thank you everyone for your help,synaptic is running normally and I have access to more internal disk space.Special thanks to Magic Banana,it took me the whole day and night but your instructions were spot on.

I've attached the new 'df -h' output for anyone interested.

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tomlukeywood
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se unió: 12/05/2014

btw this person has been a member for 4 mins at the time of this post

who keeps creating accounts for advertising purposes.. :/..?

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Magic Banana

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se unió: 07/24/2010

lembas has reported him: https://trisquel.info/en/issues/4206?page=16

You can do the same whenever you find spam on the forum.

moxalt
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se unió: 06/19/2015

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I wouldn't even mind the spam that much if it was actually decent advertising.
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moxalt
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se unió: 06/19/2015

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