fitset(8)fitset(8)Namefitset - determine if subset fits on a system
/etc/stl/fitset [ -d ] [ root-path ]
The utility determines if files in a software subset will fit on a sys‐
The utility reads subset inventory records from the standard input and
calculates the number of inodes and the amount of disk space the subset
requires. For the inode calculation, deducts one inode from the number
available in the target file system for each inventory record. For the
disk space calculation, deducts the file size specified by each inven‐
tory record. Only currently mounted UFS and NFS file systems are used
in the computations.
The utility adjusts space requirements for files already on the disk by
using the difference between the specified size and the size of the
file that is already present.
A given subset can include files that are to be installed in several
file systems. The utility tracks inodes and disk space of all file
systems affected and returns nonzero status if the required number of
inodes or free space overflows those remaining. If there is no over‐
flow, returns a status of zero.
The utility uses to size all subsets before attempting to install them.
The root-path argument is the pathname of the top directory for the
hierarchy into which the files are going to be installed. If no root-
path is specified, the directory '/' is assumed.
Options-d Enable debugging. Directs to print voluminous status information
on the standard output. This information contains the initial
file system statistics, the file system location of the file
from each input record, and the statistics for the file system
after the space required to install the file has been deducted.
If there are not enough free inodes in an NFS-mounted file system, does
not report a problem. As a result, a subset can fail to install.
To determine if a particular subset will fit on the system, redirect
the contents of the subset inventory file into For example:
fitset < /usr/etc/subsets/ULTUUCP400.inv
To determine if the same subset will fit in a hierarchy rooted at the
command would be:
fitset /var/tmp/root < /usr/etc/subsets/ULTUUCP400.inv
fitset: root path must be absolute
A relative pathname was specified for root-path. This path must be
fitset: cannot stat root-path (error message)
The root-path cannot be accessed. The error message provides more
fitset: root-path is not a directory.
Either root-path is not a directory or it is a symbolic link to some‐
thing which is not a directory.
fitset: <WARNING> path is a symbolic link to itself
The is a symbolic link that involves cyclic linking.
fitset: file system path is out of space, blocks (1024) = xxx, inodes =
The file system is out of space. The numbers of remaining 1024-byte
blocks and inodes are shown as xxx and yyy respectively.
fitset: file system path is not writable
The file system is an NFS-mounted file system that allows no write
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