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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 8:04 am    Post subject: [SOLVED]Problems with disc space Reply with quote

hi
i hav very small hard drive(8gb)
so i need as much as possible free disk space
could you tell me what can i delete to free up my disk,because i need to compile openoffice and it requers lot of space!

thank you!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there!
1st of all you could delete the content of the directory "/usr/portage/distfiles".
It includes all the sources (tarballs) of the installed packages. This could possibly free up to 700mb or more.
2nd, don't compile OOO, it takes almost forever and really needs huge space for compiling. Just check out the OOO-homepage and get a binary package in your language. The speed improvement of the compiled version is negligible.
3rd of all, try checking around in this forum, there are many posts concerning this.
hth, marcus
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Compile ooo take usually more then 2G! That is more then 1/4 for your HD.
you can emerge openoffice-bin, (available from 1.1.4, 1.1.5 and the new and working 2.0.0-rc2)
or app-office/openoffice-ximian-bin (for an gnome-look integrated version).
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

anything more i can delete???
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

can i delete contetn of /usr/portage ???
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

can i delete /usr/share/doc ???
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

eldzis,

/usr/share/doc contains files providing information about the installed system. If you don't want to read it, you can delete it.

You can delete /usr/portage if you are really desperate but other than /usr/portage/distfiles/ and /usr/portage/packages/ it will be recreated at your next emerge sync. Thats about a 100Mb download now.

Look in /var/log/... for some large log files. These files are needed when things don't work. If you want to delete them, boot from a liveCD to do it - some of them may be open, in which case, the system will not permit you to do the delete.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

/var/tmp/portage. And check out /usr/src, sometimes there are a lot of kernel sources there and they take a lot of space. You should only need the sources for your current kernel.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks everyone :wink:
i think thsi will be enough for me!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2005 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

See the FAQ Forum entry regarding disk space.
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