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Old 04-10-2006, 05:15 AM   #1
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Can I just delete my /var/cache/yum folder?

Alright, so for some reason my yum cache is filled with 908MB worth of stuff, and I want to get rid of it. My question is, can I just delete the the files in this folder and not mess anything up? I'm running Fedora Core 5.

I've tried "yum clean all" and that doesn't get rid of these files. I have no idea how they got there (although you can read my previous guess on the issue here: [HTML][/HTML], talking about my Xen installation failures.

So anyway, does anyone have any idea how there could be 908MB of /base/packages, /extras/packages etc.? I mean, I've run yumex, and pup, so I dunno if that would have anything to do with some kind of error, or something. Also, the Xen theory might still be applicable, but as I said in that thread, I'm doing an installation of a guest OS (again), and it's not using those cached files (it doesn't seem).

Thanks for any help!
Old 04-10-2006, 04:25 PM   #2
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Does anybody have an answer to this? Do you know if I will hurt anything if I just delete this cache? I would assume that just running yum would recreate the folder, but I've gotten in trouble assuming that before...

Also, again, I'm tried "yum clean all," and it doesn't pick anything up. There's 908MB of stuff in there...which is still a mystery to me as to how it got there.


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