yum doesn't remove old package files
mschwendt at gmail.com
Thu Nov 29 12:09:29 UTC 2007
On 29/11/2007, Nico Sabbi wrote:
> a proof of $Subject:
> [nico at nico2 ~]$ rpm -qa | grep -i firefox
> [root at nico2 ~]# du -sh /usr/lib/firefox-2.0.0.*
> 6,8M /usr/lib/firefox-220.127.116.11
> 20K /usr/lib/firefox-18.104.22.168
> 43M /usr/lib/firefox-22.214.171.124
> rpm -qif on /usr/lib/firefox-126.96.36.199 and on /usr/lib/firefox-188.8.131.52
> reported that the directories weren't owned by any package.
You draw wrong conclusions. The directories _are_ owned by the firefox
package with the corresponding version. It's just that when the old
package was removed, the directory was not empty and contained _files_
that don't belong into the firefox package, and RPM _can't_ remove the
directory then. So, what files do you still find in the two old
> Why aren't these files removed? I run yum clean all regularly.
"yum clean all" is completely unrelated.
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