I was trying to update my packages today:
$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages have unmet dependencies: linux-headers-3.16.0-44-generic : Depends: linux-headers-3.16.0-44 but it is not installed E: Unmet dependencies. Try using -f.
So, I went ahead and tried
apt-get -f install:
$ sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The following extra packages will be installed: linux-headers-3.16.0-44 The following NEW packages will be installed: linux-headers-3.16.0-44 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded. 3 not fully installed or removed. Need to get 0 B/9,101 kB of archives. After this operation, 64.5 MB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y (Reading database ... 688666 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack .../linux-headers-3.16.0-44_3.16.0-44.59_all.deb ... Unpacking linux-headers-3.16.0-44 (3.16.0-44.59) ... dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-headers-3.16.0-44_3.16.0-44.59_all.deb (--unpack): unable to create `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.16.0-44/scripts/genksyms/Makefile.dpkg-new' (while processing `./usr/src/linux-headers-3.16.0-44/scripts/genksyms/Makefile'): No space left on device dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe) Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-headers-3.16.0-44_3.16.0-44.59_all.deb E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
It's complaining saying
No space left on device.
df -Th tells me that there's sufficient space:
$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda6 3.3G 2.5G 571M 82% / udev 2.0G 0 2.0G 0% /dev tmpfs 395M 11M 384M 3% /run tmpfs 2.0G 28M 1.9G 2% /dev/shm tmpfs 2.0G 0 2.0G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup tmpfs 100M 72K 100M 1% /run/user tmpfs 5.0M 8.0K 5.0M 1% /run/lock /dev/sda7 9.3G 7.6G 1.3G 87% /usr /dev/sda8 188G 176G 3.0G 99% /home /dev/sda1 945M 394M 487M 45% /boot /dev/sda9 256G 9.6G 233G 4% /var
df -i tells me
/usr has used up all the inodes.
These are the dirs and their inode usage:
/usr/bin = 2846 /usr/etc = 1 /usr/games = 8 /usr/include = 3204 /usr/lib = 42317 /usr/local = 105 /usr/lost+found = 1 /usr/sbin = 306 /usr/share = 228141 /usr/src = 348704
So, if I can clear out
/usr/src (which contains the current and old kernels), I can probably resolve the issue. But, I keep running into the first error:
$ sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.8.0-35-generic Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The following packages have unmet dependencies: linux-headers-3.16.0-44-generic : Depends: linux-headers-3.16.0-44 but it is not going to be installed linux-image-extra-3.8.0-35-generic : Depends: linux-image-3.8.0-35-generic but it is not going to be installed E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
Any suggestions on how I can remove my old kernels? Thanks!