fitset - determines if a software subset fits on a system
/usr/lbin/fitset [-c] [-d] [root-path]
-c This switch allows a file containing inventory records to be passed in
as an argument in addition to the standard input. When this option is
specified, fitset takes the inventory records in the file and reclaims
the file system space and inodes they take up.
-d Enables debugging. This option makes fitset print voluminous status
information on standard output. This information is 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.
The fitset utility is used to determine if the files in a software subset
will fit on a system.
The fitset utility reads software subset inventory records from the stan-
dard input and calculates the number of inodes and the amount of disk space
the software subset requires. For each record, fitset deducts one inode
from the number available in the target file system. For the space calcula-
tion, fitset deducts the file size specified by each record. Only
currently mounted file systems are included in the computations.
Space requirements for files already on the disk are adjusted by using the
difference between the specified size and the size of the file that is
A given software subset can include files that are to be installed in
several file systems. The fitset utility tracks inodes and file space for
all file systems affected and returns nonzero status if the remaining
number of inodes or amount of free space for any of these file systems is
overflowed. If there is no overflow, fitset returns a status of zero.
The setld utility uses fitset to size all software subsets before attempt-
ing 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.
+ fitset: root-path must be absolute
A relative pathname was specified for root-path. The path must be
+ fitset: cannot access path (error-message)
The path cannot be accessed. The error message provides more informa-
+ 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 path is a symbolic link that involves cyclic linking.
+ fitset: file system path needs nnn Kbytes more to install the software
specified. fitset: file system path needs nnn more inodes to install
the software specified.
The file system path is out of space. The message that is displayed
indicates whether the error is insufficient space or a lack of avail-
+ fitset: file system path is not writable.
The mode of the file system named by path does not permit writing into
the file system.
1. To determine if a particular software subset will fit on the system,
redirect the contents of the software subset inventory file into
fitset. For example:
fitset << /usr/.smdb./OSFEMACS350.inv
2. To determine if the same software subset will fit in a hierarchy
rooted at /var/tmp/root, the command would be:
fitset /var/tmp/root << /usr/.smdb./OSFMANOP350.inv
3. To determine if a particular software subset will fit on the system
after the removal of another software subset, the command would be:
fitset -c /usr/.smdb./OSFMANOS350.inv << /usr/.smdb./OSFMANOP350.inv
Subset inventory files
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