Download via "Add/Remove Programs", where do files go?

Eric spamsink at
Wed Jun 6 03:15:47 UTC 2007

At 07:25 PM 6/4/2007, Rahul Sundaram wrote:

 >> Are the installation archives automatically deleted after installation?
 >Yes though that is configurable in /etc/yum.conf

Good evening, Rahul.

Thank you for the information.  I was able to find the downloaded packages 
in /var/cache/yum/fedora/packages, with a few files showing up 
in  /var/cache/yum/updates/packages.

/etc/yum.conf contains "keepcache=0", which I assume means "delete the 
packages when done"; however, at the end of installation there are many, 
many files remaining in that directory... currently 556 files (mostly or 
all rpm's), total size around 440 megabytes.

Two questions... Why do you suppose they didn't get deleted?, and Can I 
just delete them with "rm *" and free up some space?


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