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From: kashani <kashani-list@××××××××.net>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Decrapifying my system
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2011 22:52:13
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Decrapifying my system by Michael Sullivan
1 On 7/17/2011 2:19 PM, Michael Sullivan wrote:
2 > I'm running into space issues (my / partition is at 99% of capacity) and
3 > I'd like some advice on what I can remove and how.
5 Assuming your / partition isn't tiny I've never seen removing packages
6 or changing use flags make enough of a difference though there are a
7 couple of exceptions. Chances are you've got old data rather than
8 binaries somewhere that's causing the space problem.
10 /usr/src/linux-*
11 Each new revisions of the kernel that you install drops a
12 /usr/src/linux-$version directory. These are pretty good size and you
13 should remove the packages of any kernels you not using. You may also
14 need to manually remove the dirs as well after the packages have been
15 removed.
17 /var/lib/mysql
18 It's usually not the databases that use space on a home system, but the
19 binary logs. Add these two lines under the mysqld portion of your
20 /etc/mysql/my.cnf and restart Mysql. You may need to purge bin logs as
21 well though Mysql should clean things up when you restart it.
23 [mysqld]
24 expire_logs_days = 10
25 max_binlog_size = 100M
27 /root/ /tmp/ /
28 Lot's of people have the bad habit of leaving dumps, tars or other
29 files in these dirs. Check them out.
31 Lastly a df -h and a sudo du -m --max-depth=1 / would go a long way
32 towards pointing to where the problems are.
34 kashani