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Unable to execute sqoop commands in cloudera VM and root directory is full.

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I have installed CDH5.10 on virtual box(10gb RAM provided) yesterday ,trying to run sqoop commands(sqoop list-databases) but getting following directory permission issue .
there is no directory as '/tmp/sqoop-cloudera/compile' , instead '/tmp/sqoop-sqoop/compile' directory is present (drwxrwxrwt 3 sqoop sqoop 4096 Jun 6 02:27 sqoop-sqoop),.


Exception in thread "main" java.lang.RuntimeException: Could not create temporary directory: /tmp/sqoop-cloudera/compile/53ad2aff23e7d18fdb8f22cd5e754486; check for a directory permissions issue on /tmp.
at org.apache.sqoop.SqoopOptions.getNonceJarDir(
at org.apache.sqoop.SqoopOptions.initDefaults(
at org.apache.sqoop.SqoopOptions.(
at com.cloudera.sqoop.SqoopOptions.(
at org.apache.sqoop.Sqoop.(
at org.apache.sqoop.Sqoop.runTool(
at org.apache.sqoop.Sqoop.runTool(
at org.apache.sqoop.Sqoop.main(


meanwhile ,root directory is full,not able to start working on it, please help.

[cloudera@quickstart ~]$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
55G 52G 14M 100% /


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Can anyone help me ?