Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 106903
yum's cache is not ever deleted
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:32 EST
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Description of problem:
yum does not ever delete its cache, unless explicitly told so with
'yum clean packages' and 'yum clean oldheaders'
I had a smallish /var partition (~1 GB) that was always empty. Within two weeks
of yum installation and rawhide updates, it filled up to the point that yum
updates failed. I searched and found multiple rpms filling up the space. Many
of them were of the same package, different version.
I propose to add a cron.daily or cron.weekly script (or add some functionality
into the existing) to delete the unnecessary packages and headers. I
It should include:
yum clean packages
yum clean oldheaders
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.let yum update nightly
This is a yum feature request, will do what yum upstream does.