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Old 08-15-2005, 09:32 PM   #1
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Up2date problem /var partition full


Up2date problem /var partition full

I have Fedora Core 3, and in the process of doing updates
with Up2date on a dialup system, my /Var partition is full.
Can I delete any rpm files in the Up2date folder or repackage folders?
The repackage folder has over a gigabyte of files. Thanks for any help!
 
Old 08-16-2005, 07:43 AM   #2
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It should be safe to remove all rpms in /var/cache/up2date (or /var/spool/up2date) to regain space in /var.
 
Old 08-16-2005, 08:31 AM   #3
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From the up2date man page:

/var/spool/repackage
The spool directory where
rpm/up2date stores rollback rpms.

This means you won't be able to back out to old rpms but if its been a while since you installed new rpms its reasonable to suppose you won't need to do that. Therefore it should be safe to remove these. (FYI: None of my servers have files in this directory.)
 
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Up2date problem /var partition full

I eventually deleted some large files in the repackage folder and completed the update procedure successfully. I am less concerned about the rollback feature. Thanks for all the help!
 
  


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