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techknowtarded 08-13-2011 05:21 PM

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.

snowpine 08-13-2011 05:30 PM

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:

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. :)

techknowtarded 08-13-2011 06:29 PM

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.

snowpine 08-13-2011 06:48 PM

Makes sense to use the version your class requires, I understand.

Do you have /var on its own partition?


df -h
It is possible to resize partitions using a Live CD and a tool such as GPartEd.

techknowtarded 08-13-2011 06:59 PM

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.

snowpine 08-13-2011 07:03 PM

Well frankly, since Fedora 12 is no longer being updated, it is probably OK to skip the updates. :)

techknowtarded 08-13-2011 07:08 PM

Thanks again snowpine for your help.

snowpine 08-13-2011 07:23 PM


Originally Posted by techknowtarded (Post 4442210)
1032088 978580 1080 100% /var

This indicates your /var is, indeed, 100% full. (And also very small!)

Some advice on recommended partition schemes/sizes:

"VolGroup-LogVol01" means that your system is set up using logical volumes or LVM:

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

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