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Re: up2date header files



On Mar 31, 2005 6:22 PM, Jim Cornette <fc-cornette insight rr com> wrote:
> 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
> 

You are right.  Up2date should have a auto clean up setting like yum. 
I regularly delete the rpm files and from time to time clean out the
header files. Today I checked and found 25 MB of header files.  Time
to clean that up too.


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