I only use Linux occasionally just to check on Stellarium problems that happen when compiling in Windows. It is not a big task to re-partition the drive and start again but I need a larger secondary drive in the computer and there is about 50 GB of data that needs to be checked and transferred. This all takes time that I have not got available at the moment. I have a couple of larger drives in the spares box plus two or three spare computers but it takes all day to set up a computer with what I need so I have put it in the "do later" box.
At the moment most of my spare time is used in preparing our astronomical photography equipment which takes most of my $20000 a year hobby budget.
I did try to install Qt 4.6.0 in Linux but at the time there was only about 1.4 GB left in the partition and after downloading the program It stalled on installation when I ran out of space.
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From: email@example.com Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2009 09:52:56 -0500 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [Stellarium-pubdevel] moc issue on ubuntu 9.10, qt 4.5.2, svn revision 5584
On Dec 28, 2009, at 11:42 PM, Barry Gerdes wrote:
Because I am no expert on Linux and the only download I can find is too big for the available space on my Harddrive. I need a proceedure worked out for me so I don't need to spend a lot of time trying to figure it out.
Unfortunately, I'd say that machine is no longer suitable for development. You'd need not only enough room to download, but to install as well. So that could be three times the size of the download. If it installs over the older version, that would free some up. But there is no magic that will allow a file larger than available space to be installed.
If it is on a larger disk, you may be able to grow the partition. Or if you have a second disk, you could mount that. I know how frustrating partitioning can be!