Give /tmp more room

Sometimes when I do an update, or build an AUR install with yaourt, I get a “no space left on device” error.

I can temporarily increase the size of /tmp with:

sudo mount -o remount,exec,suid,size=2G,noatime /tmp

That will set /tmp to 2 Gb

Or, for a more long term solution, set the yaourt temporary directory to another location. For example, the following steps set the TMPDIR to the temp directory in my home directory.

$ cd ~
$ mkdir temp
$ sudo nano /etc/yaourtrc

Edit the line

#TMPDIR="/tmp"

to

TMPDIR="/home/<my user name>/temp"