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fusion1275
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:32 pm    Post subject: /usr is at 97% Reply with quote

Hey all,

My /usr directory is slowly creeping up. Any ideas on what is good to clear down? I just wanted to clear it with you pro's before I make my whole system die on its ass! :D

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

`du -hs /usr/portage/distfiles`?

Also, `du -chs /usr/src/*`?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can safely delete the contents of the directory::
Code:
/usr/portage/distfiles/

This is the place where portage saves all of its downloaded files (source code, binaries, etc.). These files are safe to delete as portage will just re-download them if it needs them.

Another potential culprit are old kernel versions installed in::
Code:
/usr/src/

To delete these I would recommend first checking your system to see which kernel you are actively using::
Code:
uname -r

Then simply remove any that are superfluous through emerge ::
Code:
emerge -C =gentoo-source-2.x.x.x

where 2.x.x.x is the version you wish to delete... or
Code:
'emerge -C <gentoo-source-2.x.x.x'

where 2.x.x.x is your current version.

Once emerge has finished, the actual kernel directories can be removed from /usr/src.

Good luck!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2.0G /usr/portage/distfiles/
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Portage & Programming to Duplicate Threads.
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