Configuring an alternate tmp directory

During the installation, the installation program requires tmp space equal to about twice the size of the installation program. Without the required space, errors can occur which can impact the success of the installation. As a general guideline, you need at least 512 MB of free tmp space.

If you run the installation program and tmp does not have sufficient space, an error message similar to the following example appears on the console:

WARNING: /tmp does not have enough disk space!
         Attempting to use /root for install base and tmp dir.
Extracting the installation resources from the installer archive...
Configuring the installer for this system's environment...
awk: cmd. line:14: fatal: print to "standard output" failed (No space left on device)
./bao_platform_installer_7_6_02_00.bin: line 1571: echo: write error: No space left on device
./bao_platform_installer_7_6_02_00.bin: line 1572: echo: write error: No space left on device
./bao_platform_installer_7_6_02_00.bin: line 1961: echo: write error: No space left on device

To configure an alternate tmp directory

  1. Type one of the following commands:

    • Bourne shell (sh), ksh, bash and zsh
      $ IATEMPDIR=/your/temp/space/directory
      $ export IATEMPDIR

    • C shell (csh) and tcsh
      $ setenv IATEMPDIR /your/temp/space/directory

  2. Restart the installation program.