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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2002 3:03 pm    Post subject: /var/tmp/portage Reply with quote

Is it safe to delet everything in the /var/tmp/portage directory? It seems to be quite huge and is eating up what little space I have :( .
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2002 4:13 pm    Post subject: Go ahead ... Reply with quote

Short answer: yes! But don't do it during a build/merge operation.
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2002 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

man oh man how this directory and the /usr/portage/distfiles gave me tons of space... why aren't files deleted by emerge automatically after an installation has been performed? or perhaps emerge clean should do it

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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2002 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your replies.

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man oh man how this directory and the /usr/portage/distfiles gave me tons of space... why aren't files deleted by emerge automatically after an installation has been performed? or perhaps emerge clean should do it


Yeah, that wouldn't be such a bad idea. :)
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2002 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are not deleted because not every updated ebuild requires an updated download, and constant re-downloading for 56k users is not the most exciting thing :)
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2002 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheWart wrote:
They are not deleted because not every updated ebuild requires an updated download, and constant re-downloading for 56k users is not the most exciting thing :)


I remember those frustrating line-drops and downloads just getting to 3k/s :cry:. My heart goes out to al 56K users.
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2002 12:50 pm    Post subject: /var/tmp Reply with quote

TheWart wrote:
They are not deleted because not every updated ebuild requires an updated download, and constant re-downloading for 56k users is not the most exciting thing :)


that's true for /usr/portage/distfiles, but the /var/tmp/portage is just a temporary dir, with all sorts of compilation junk in there, especially after a failed emerge. emerge clean (or another option) should probably clean it out... (or your regular /tmp, /var/tmp cleaning process at boot :)

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