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From: Dale <dalek@××××××××××.net>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] /usr is full
Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 23:34:06
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] /usr is full by Jason W Elliot
1 Jason W Elliot wrote:
3 > Hi,
4 >
5 > While trying to run emerge today I got the message that there was
6 > not enough disk space. I ran df and noticed that /usr is 100% full.
7 > I am wonderring whether there is an easy way to clean it up. I'd
8 > rather not resize my partitions, and it's likely that there's a lot of
9 > junk in there that I don't need. Is it safe to remove the stuff in
10 > /usr/portage/distfiles?
11 >
12 > Thanks!
13 >
16 I can tell you how I cleaned my distfiles out. I installed
17 http-replicator and let it clean them out. It knows what source files
18 are no longer going to be used, to old and not in portage any more, and
19 then you can delete the old ones. It will list them too.
21 If you do this, don't forget to put the proxy line in make.conf and
22 point it back to itself. Basically it moves everything to cache then
23 you can delete the rest in distfile. If you do a emerge, it just puts
24 them back. Sounds strange but it worked well for me. I also use it for
25 three servers connected here on a LAN. It was a fringe benefit I guess.
27 Dale
28 :-)
30 --
31 To err is human, I'm most certainly human.
33 I have four rigs:
35 1: Home built; Abit NF7 ver 2.0 w/ AMD 2500+ CPU, 1GB of ram and right now two 80GB hard drives. Named Smoker
36 2: Home built; Iwill KK266-R w/ AMD 1GHz CPU, 256MBs of ram and a 4GB drive. Named Swifty
37 3: Home built; Gigabyte GA-71XE4 w/ 800MHz CPU, 224MBs of ram and a 2.5GB drive. Named Pokey
38 4: Compaq Proliant 6000 Server w/ Quad 200MHz CPUs, 128MBs of ram and a 4.3GB SCSI drive. Named Putput
40 All run Gentoo Linux, all run folding. #1 is my desktop, 2, 3, and 4 are set up as servers.
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Re: [gentoo-user] /usr is full Jason W Elliot <jelliot@×××××××××××××.edu>