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Re: up2date header files



Alexander Dalloz wrote:
Am Fr, den 01.04.2005 schrieb Jim Cornette um 0:55:


I clean out the files periodically. It doesn't seem to mess things up for me. I believe headers for avalable programs that are not yet installed will be the bulk of headers that will reappear with time. The rpms are removed by the default setting.

Jim


Yes,  the header files are refetched once you run up2date the next time.
But that can take some time and I remember many users complaining about
that fact how up2date behaves.

Alexander




Out of curiousity I checked how many header files are in /var/spool/up2date and found that there are only 9 remaining headers within the directory. I assume that rpms installed already are not fetched since they are within the rpm database already.
It looks like up2date probably should remove headers from preceeding versions of packages already installed onto the system. I haven't checked out the sourcecode but have noticed that there is a lot of redundant older headers in this directory from earlier installs. Sometimes there are several stepped down versions for the same package within the directory. This is the reason that I periodically clean out the cache. Sometimes there gets to accumulate so many headers within this directory that rm -rf within this directory won't delete all of the headers within this directory.


I guess up2date ought to clean out the headers periodically to save disk space on its own.

Jim

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