Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2013 11:45 PM (in response to Variables)
Your remaining disk space was very low even before starting the download. When it gets that low interesting things tend to happen.
I recommend you look in your Downloads folder for anything you can delete. Any temporary downloads will have been placed there. Generally speaking all disk image (.dmg) files are no longer necessary after you have installed the apps and other files they contain, so drag them to the Trash. Delete old Mail messages and erase deleted items in all accounts. Empty iPhoto's Trash, same for iMovie. Look for old music files, movies, pictures, or podcasts. Don't forget to empty the Trash (obvious, but sometimes forgotten). Get your free disk space into the double digits so that OS X has some room to work. Then, try to download and install LoL again.
More information here, courtesy of Apple Support Communities contributor Pondini's FAQ:
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2013 4:18 PM (in response to John Galt)
Thank you for your help, Pondini's FAQ was interesting.
However, by temporary files directory I meant private/var/tmp not the downloads folder.
I have also scoured the:
- ~/Library/Application Support
folders for any traces of League of Legends, but there were none. What is confusing me is the .dmg file I deleted was only 800mb while the disk space I lost (while it was installing) was greater than 3 GB.
edit: I have also used Disk Inventory X, which showed that the files in my priv/var/tmp were greater than 1 GB.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2013 5:00 PM (in response to Variables)
Consider booting from your Snow Leopard or original System Install DVD and running Disk Utility. Repair the disk. Doing so may resolve any discrepancy between what the Finder is reporting and the actual amount of free space available, if such a discrepancy exists. The possibility of a discrepancy increases if your available space becomes very small, which yours certainly is.
The contents of /private/var/tmp/ is for OS X to manage, but its contents total almost nothing on this Mac:
Johns-iMac:~ john$ sudo ls -l /private/var/tmp/
-rw-r--r--@ 1 john wheel 6148 Feb 12 12:24 .DS_Store
srw-rw-rw- 1 root wheel 0 Mar 13 00:37 com.barebones.authd.socket
drwx------ 3 root wheel 102 Mar 13 00:37 launchd
Reboot your Mac, then find out what is in yours: in Terminal, use sudo ls -l /private/var/tmp/ as in the above.
Type your Admin password at the prompt and press Return. Terminal does not echo the characters. Copy and past its results in a reply.MacBooks iMacs iPads AirPorts, OS X Mountain Lion, 28 years Apple!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 15, 2013 5:58 AM (in response to hajen78)
I'm having the same problem. My daughter started playing League of Lengends and since she started it has deposited 18GB of TMPxxxxxx files in the private/var/tmp folder.
My OS is on a smaller SSD an so it maxed out my storage. I'm just deleting all the files. If you sort by file size, the top ten largest files account for 60% of space. There was approximately 150,000 files generated in less than two weeks.