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krovisser
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:00 pm    Post subject: Finding and removing fetched packages? Reply with quote

Say I fetched a few more packages than I actually want installed. How would I find these packages if I didn't remember their names, and can I just delete the tarball from the portage directory?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's safe to delete the files in /usr/portage/distfiles/
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Safe but discouraged. It's better to keep distfiles for installed packages and remove the rest.

This has been asked and answered often, please see for example:
How to remove downloaded sources?
Removing unused distfiles
High Disk usage in the distfiles folder
cleaning the whole system
Cleaning up space used by portage
Cleaning out stale distfiles
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Portage & Programming to Duplicate Threads.
See above
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