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lnthai2002
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 10:35 pm    Post subject: can i delete everything in /usr/portage/distfiles ???? Reply with quote

I find a lot of package in /usr/portage/distfiles. I dont know why portage keep them but i just want to save some disk space so my question is :
Is it safe to deleted all the package files in /usr/portage/distfiles ????
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lnthai2002,

Yes. These are the source files that emerge has compiled. If you delete them, they will be downloaded again if they are needed.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, however read this post on why you may not want to remove all of them.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Portage & Programming to Duplicate Threads in favour of the above mentioned FAQ.
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