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nordicskiah
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 3:48 pm    Post subject: hard drive space gone Reply with quote

right now im on a live cd cause i'm not sure whether to try gentoo again....
I've installed it a few time on my dell 600m and gentoo always uses a whole lot of space on my harddrive.
I have a 40gig and when I finally have a couple programs and a window manager up, I only have 30gig of free space.

Is it the portage keeping source files that i need to clean out or something?
or is it just gentoo? :? hope not.... :cry:

thanks,
--nordicskiah 8)
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

temporary files are kept under /var/tmp/portage, which can be deleted safely.
Downloaded ebuild and sources are kept under /usr/portage/distfiles, and can be deleted if you don't mind downloading the sources again if you emerge an ebuild again at a later time.

But 10 GB seems a lot, 30 gb free when you do a "df" ? can you include the output of df please
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, all the source files are stored in /usr/portage/distfiles/ §unless you change it on your /etc/make.conf)

you can delete these files without fear :wink:
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please see the FAQ Forum entry on disk space (or diskspace).
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