Gentoo Logo
Gentoo Spaceship

Note: Due to technical difficulties, the Archives are currently not up to date. GMANE provides an alternative service for most mailing lists.
c.f. bug 424647
List Archive: gentoo-doc-cvs
Lists: gentoo-doc-cvs: < Prev By Thread Next > < Prev By Date Next >
To: gentoo-doc-cvs@g.o
From: "Joshua Saddler (nightmorph)" <nightmorph@g.o>
Subject: gentoo commit in xml/htdocs/doc/en: faq.xml gentoolkit.xml
Date: Sun, 3 Oct 2010 18:47:51 +0000 (UTC)
nightmorph    10/10/03 18:47:51

  Modified:             faq.xml gentoolkit.xml
  update FAQ and gentoolkit guides for eclean info, bug 339043

Revision  Changes    Path
1.117                xml/htdocs/doc/en/faq.xml

file :
diff :

Index: faq.xml
RCS file: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/faq.xml,v
retrieving revision 1.116
retrieving revision 1.117
diff -u -r1.116 -r1.117
--- faq.xml	16 Jul 2010 23:18:31 -0000	1.116
+++ faq.xml	3 Oct 2010 18:47:51 -0000	1.117
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
 <?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
 <!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
-<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/faq.xml,v 1.116 2010/07/16 23:18:31 nightmorph Exp $ -->
+<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/faq.xml,v 1.117 2010/10/03 18:47:51 nightmorph Exp $ -->
 <title>Gentoo Linux Frequently Asked Questions</title>
@@ -47,8 +47,8 @@
 <!-- See -->
@@ -583,7 +583,8 @@
 You can use the <c>eclean</c> script from <c>app-portage/gentoolkit</c> to
 manage the contents of <path>/usr/portage/distfiles/</path> and a few other
-locations. Please read <c>man eclean</c> to learn more about its usage.
+locations. Please read <c>man eclean</c> to learn more about its usage, as well
+as the <uri link="/doc/en/gentoolkit.xml">Gentoolkit Guide</uri>.

1.33                 xml/htdocs/doc/en/gentoolkit.xml

file :
diff :

Index: gentoolkit.xml
RCS file: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/gentoolkit.xml,v
retrieving revision 1.32
retrieving revision 1.33
diff -u -r1.32 -r1.33
--- gentoolkit.xml	7 Jun 2010 08:12:32 -0000	1.32
+++ gentoolkit.xml	3 Oct 2010 18:47:51 -0000	1.33
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
-<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/gentoolkit.xml,v 1.32 2010/06/07 08:12:32 nightmorph Exp $ -->
+<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/gentoolkit.xml,v 1.33 2010/10/03 18:47:51 nightmorph Exp $ -->
 <!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
@@ -37,8 +37,8 @@
 <!-- Licensed under GFDL -->
@@ -782,6 +782,38 @@
+<c>eclean</c> is a tool to remove old source files and old binary packages from
+your system.
+When you build and install packages, the source files are downloaded and
+preserved in DISTDIR, usually <path>/usr/portage/distfiles</path>. This can
+accumulate several gigs of material over time if you don't clean it
+periodically. You can run <c>eclean-dist</c> to clean only source files from
+You can create archives of installed packages by using <c>quickpg</c> or
+FEATURES="buildpkg". These archived packages are kept in PKGDIR, usually
+<path>/usr/portage/packages</path>. When you no longer need to keep them around,
+or if they're too old, you can run <c>eclean-pkg</c> to remove them from PKGDIR.
+It's a good way to ensure that any binary packages you have are only the latest
+For more information on <c>eclean</c> and tips on maintaining a cruft-free
+system, please read <c>man eclean</c>.

Lists: gentoo-doc-cvs: < Prev By Thread Next > < Prev By Date Next >
Previous by thread:
gentoo commit in xml/htdocs/doc/en: mips-requirements.xml
Next by thread:
gentoo commit in xml/htdocs/doc/en: logcheck.xml
Previous by date:
gentoo commit in xml/htdocs/doc/en: altinstall.xml
Next by date:
gentoo commit in xml/htdocs/doc/en/handbook: hb-portage-tools.xml

Updated Jun 30, 2012

Summary: Archive of the gentoo-doc-cvs mailing list.

Donate to support our development efforts.

Copyright 2001-2013 Gentoo Foundation, Inc. Questions, Comments? Contact us.