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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 9:39 am    Post subject: quick question Reply with quote

hullo: :twisted:

im just wondering if gentoo has temporary files that keep building up say when u emerge things, sync etc.... like windows has?
i dont want to waste hdd space :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

/usr/portage/distfiles - this keeps the archives. you decide if you keep them or not.
/var/tmp/portage - temporary files from compiling. usually cleaned by portage itself. however, if a build fails, this could eat up space.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this might sound stupid :P

but can i delete everything in /usr/portage/distfiles ?
i take it those are re-created when i sync?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-216265-highlight-tmpfs.html
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please see this FAQ: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-30547.html

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