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Old 08-05-2004, 06:44 PM   #1
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can't remove packages with pkgtool


i tried to remove some packages to release some disk space since i was at literaly zero.
i went o pkgtool and chosed elvis and some other pkgs
after i uninstaled them they got off the list
but they are still in my hard drive
i can acesse them

wasn't pkgtool suposed to really remove them ?

i need my diskspace back
 
Old 08-05-2004, 06:53 PM   #2
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elvis is slackware's "vi"... you probably don't wanna remove that...

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Old 08-05-2004, 06:56 PM   #3
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i just want to do some web browsing so i don't think i will be needing vi

anyway ... i also instaled abiword and some other stuff and after i do swaret --remove abiword the program is still there and i can't get not even one kb of free space

help !!
 
Old 08-05-2004, 07:04 PM   #4
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Here's a way to know if anything is getting removed:

Before removing packages,

Code:
df -h
Remove packages.

After removing packages,

Code:
df -h
Compare the output of the df -h commands. Did you free up any space?

***EDIT***

So are you using swaret or pkgtool to remove the programs? I say use pkgtool. You can always use:

Code:
removepkg name_of_pkg
SWareT can be funny sometimes. Maybe it thinks you need abiword for something else (dependency)?

Last edited by shilo; 08-05-2004 at 07:08 PM.
 
Old 08-05-2004, 07:05 PM   #5
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Are you running this as root?

If there's LITERALLY no disk-space there may be a problem
with using pkgtool since it will try to log what it's doing, and
may fail if it can't (never happened to me, so just a guess).

Try removing a few huge files manually, and then use
pkgtool ...


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 08-05-2004, 07:06 PM   #6
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see if this works:

removepkg abiword
 
Old 08-05-2004, 07:11 PM   #7
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To go along with Tinkster's suggestion of deleting files, when I used to have space issues, I would:

Code:
rm -r /usr/src/linux
That'll get rid of the kernel source code. You can always get that back later when you need it, and it will free up enough space to make plenty of logs.
 
Old 08-05-2004, 08:26 PM   #8
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Yet another reason why multi-disk, multi-part installs are the way to go...
 
Old 08-06-2004, 11:38 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by shilo


That'll get rid of the kernel source code. You can always get that back later when you need it, and it will free up enough space to make plenty of logs.
LOL, that is why I put /var on it's own partition, and it's big enough it will never run out of space............
 
  


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