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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:08 pm    Post subject: Safe to delete content of var/tmp/portage? Reply with quote

Tidying up on my netbooted HTPC, I realize that it's complete root/* has grown over the years.

For instance, /var/tmp/portage holds about 1.1G, which is a bit much...

But if portage uses these files for something important, I'd rather leave them...


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AFAIK you can safely remove /var/tmp/portage. This is where things get compiled during an emerge but the remnants are not used afterwards.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Safe to delete content of var/tmp/portage? Reply with quote

vespaman wrote:
For instance, /var/tmp/portage holds about 1.1G, which is a bit much...


You can delete everything. It's only used for emerging. I keep the directories of the installed versions around (just in case I run into a problem).
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers guys, it's gone!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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