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Old 08-13-2011, 05:21 PM   #1
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fedora 12 `yum update -y` & ran out of space in my /var/yum/cache/directory.


In fedora 12 I ran `yum update -y` & ran out of space in my "/var/yum/cache/update/directory". I googled this, but I'm so new that I just don't really understand what I need to do to give this file more space. When I tried the "find similar threads" I wasn't able to find my exact problem. Can anyone give me some direction? Like I said, I'm REALLY new, so the simpler the terminology the better for me.
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Old 08-13-2011, 05:30 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums!

If you are brand new, then why are you using Fedora 12? It is no longer supported and receives no security updates or bug fixes. Fedora 15 is the current release, available here: http://www.fedoraproject.org

To answer your specific question, if you are out of free space, then you need to make some free space. Delete files you no longer need, empty the Trash, etc. You can also try "yum clean packages" to clean up any cached packages. "man yum" will tell you more.
 
Old 08-13-2011, 06:29 PM   #3
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Thanks snowpine,
using 12 because that's what the ITT Tech class I'm taking requires. As for space, I have space, just not in my (I think) /var/cache/yum/updates/directory. I'll try the "yum clean packages" that you suggested.
And thanks again for the tip.
 
Old 08-13-2011, 06:48 PM   #4
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Makes sense to use the version your class requires, I understand.

Do you have /var on its own partition?

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df -h
It is possible to resize partitions using a Live CD and a tool such as GPartEd.
 
Old 08-13-2011, 06:59 PM   #5
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I don't think so. I just ran "fd -h & it looks like there all /dev. I was just reading about GPartEd. I doubt if I'm far enough along for that yet. Kind of wish I haddn't started this whole yum update thing.
 
Old 08-13-2011, 07:03 PM   #6
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Well frankly, since Fedora 12 is no longer being updated, it is probably OK to skip the updates.
 
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Thanks again snowpine for your help.

Last edited by techknowtarded; 08-13-2011 at 07:23 PM.
 
Old 08-13-2011, 07:23 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by techknowtarded View Post
/dev/mapper/VolGroup-LogVol01
1032088 978580 1080 100% /var
This indicates your /var is, indeed, 100% full. (And also very small!)

Some advice on recommended partition schemes/sizes:
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/...mmend-x86.html

"VolGroup-LogVol01" means that your system is set up using logical volumes or LVM:
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/...oning-lvm.html

Unfortunately I am not an expert on LVM's so I will let another member (hopefully) assist you.
 
  


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