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Old 01-23-2005, 10:42 AM   #1
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Clearing out space

I have SuSE 9.2 Professional installed as my main system.

/ is 20Gb
/SWAP is 1Gb
/home is 40Gb

My / drive seems to be slowing filling up, although my email is located on /home. I regularly install the updates, and the last four or five times have been ticking the option to remove sources after update. Is this sensible?

How can I reclaim the space. I assume that there must be a lot of temporary files and source RPMs lurking somewhere that I can delete. I knew where to look in windows, but not sure for linux as I have only been using it as my main system for a few months. I do want to hang on to all my development tools and latest kernel sources however.

Old 01-26-2005, 05:31 AM   #2
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Old 01-26-2005, 10:21 PM   #3
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locate .rpm|less
in a terminal window...this will list all the places where there are rpm files and pipe that output through less so that you can scroll through (which is easier unless you are a super speed reader the info will fly to fast without piping through less) and see where those packages were stored ...if you have installed what you want you dont need to keep the packages around anymore....

that would be a start....



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