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> Gentoo Got To Fat
Jim
post Apr 1 2005, 08:12 PM
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So I don't know what happened by some how my fresh install of 2005.0 managed to fill up all of its 6 gigs of spcae before I had even started putting stuff on there. Something must of gotten screwed up durring the install and I was just wondering if anybody had any good ideas for how to try to track it down and figure out what is eating my hd space. I would rather not have to rebuild it again since it was a stage 1 install and it took over 36 hours. Thanks.


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post Apr 2 2005, 09:23 AM
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Well, there are several ways to find out what part of the filesystem is eating up the most space.

Chances are, you filled your /usr/portage/distfiles, if you don't plan on re-compiling everything, you can safely clear out this directory.

You can probably track down manually the 'fattier' parts of the system with the df command.

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df -h /usr/portage/distfiles
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post Apr 2 2005, 11:32 PM
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I found it, it was hiding in the /var/tmp/portage directory. I am guessing that when I did the fetch commands for the emerge it didn't delete the packages, or the emerge of xorg and kde that timed out on a server connection didn't delete the packages they had allready downloaded. Either way, over 4 gigs of packages had built up in that directory. So any of your with Gentoo and full drives......


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post Apr 3 2005, 12:49 PM
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That happened to me the other week - Took a bit longer though, since I dont have any really big packages (like Xorg or KDE) installed.

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