What is taking up so much space?

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raid517
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What is taking up so much space?

Post by raid517 » Sun May 14, 2006 9:08 pm

Hi, I am having trouble understanding what is taking up so much space on my Gentoox? I have a 4GB loopback file, with nothing on it other than X, the Kernel, Fluxbox, Samba, Proftpd Mplayer - Mplayer's codecs, and the basic compilers and tools (although these have been updated) that came with the shipping version of Gentoox. I have stripped out all of the fat I could find, including KDE, Games and a whole bunch of apps and utilities I will never use. Yet now when I try to upgrade anything - the system constantly complains about 'running out of disk space.' I wonder.... Does portage somehow keep a local cache of all of the files it downloads? I'm asking as this would at least explain why so much space is being used up.

Really - at best the amount of apps I have installed should barely be taking up 1GB, let alone 4 - so where on earth is all of the space going?

GJ

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Post by blighty » Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:10 pm

I`m having the same problem, I hope I get find out why and what is taking up all the room, I have been storing everything on my hdb but my hda is nearly full reporting only 1.7 gb free.

I`ve checked every user`s desktop looking for a large file that i`ve missplaceed but have found nothing.

I recently tried to install boson & stellarium, finding neither of them worked i removed them but my free space wasn`t affected?

bLiGhTy.

P.s. Yo ShALLaX! keep up the good work, Gentoox is the best bit of xbox, I`m slowley getting all my mates into linux via their xbox`s, any dent in M$`s pocket is worthwhile in my book. it`s like beating them with their own bat!
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Post by orochi » Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:54 am

check your /tmp and /usr/var/portage (your portage temp download location, i dont remember exactly where it is)

that may free up a bit of space

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Post by blighty » Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:16 pm

Unfortunatly It didn't help.

after looking at the temp folder i found files equaling around 3gb.

Figuring that would be enough usable
space I deleted them all and then found i have even less space than before I deleted them.

At this stage I feel like a total looser... sigh...

Is there any maintence tools I could try?

bLiGhTy.
2x xbox v1.0 gentoox home native
2x stock 10GB`s (both built for free :D )

Thanks 2 cheesyboofs, Steinar T & of course ShALLaX.

Falcon; jtag, xbr, 160gb hdd

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Post by blighty » Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:17 pm

Unfortunatly It didn't help.

after looking at the temp folder i found files equaling around 3gb.

Figuring that would be enough usable
space I deleted them all and then found i have even less space than before I deleted them.

At this stage I feel like a total looser... sigh...

Is there any maintence tools I could try?

bLiGhTy.
2x xbox v1.0 gentoox home native
2x stock 10GB`s (both built for free :D )

Thanks 2 cheesyboofs, Steinar T & of course ShALLaX.

Falcon; jtag, xbr, 160gb hdd

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Post by speedfrenzy » Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:26 am

good morning, everyone! i think, it?s time to reanimate this old thread...
blighty wrote:At this stage I feel like a total looser... sigh...
how man, sometimes i just know too good what you mean......
anyway, though because of your signature i realise, with a native installation of gentoox my advice isn?t actually that helpful for you anymore, but maybe someone else has still the same problem.

first of all @raid517: even if you have unmergerd a bunch of apps and utilities, don?t forget that the home edition of gentoox is a full-featured- ready-to-run linux distro. a long time ago i tried to emerge update deep world and it gave me the output of 167 packages to be updated :roll:

what i did was to make 4 new filesystem-isos with

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magic newfs
, each with a different among of mbyte. then i moved the content of /usr/share, /usr/kde, /usr/lib and /var/tmp with the tool

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rsync
(sorry, can?t remember the exact command) to the new generated filesystems, edited the file /etc/fstab, rebooted and everything was fine :twisted: at last i created a further filesystem for my bittorrent downloads, cause the filename sizes of the directory and the files in it were sometimes too long for fatx with its 42 letters limitation and i didn?t find a renamer for all of them at the same time...

so, this is my fstab file (i?m sorry bout the formatting):
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.


# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>

/dev/loop/0 / reiserfs notail 0 1
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 defaults,ro,user,noauto 0 0
#/dev/hda51 /mnt/fatx/c fatx defaults,noauto,umask=022 0 0
/dev/hda50 /mnt/fatx/e fatx defaults,umask=0000 0 0
/dev/hda55 /mnt/fatx/f fatx defaults,umask=0000 0 0


/mnt/fatx/f/Erweiterung_1 /usr/share ext3 loop,defaults 0 0
/mnt/fatx/f/Erweiterung_2 /usr/lib ext3 loop,defaults 0 0
/mnt/fatx/f/Erweiterung_3 /usr/kde ext3 loop,defaults 0 0
/mnt/fatx/f/Erweiterung_4 /home/gentoox/downloads/bittorrent-downloads-auf-erweiterung_4 ext3 loop,defaults 0 0
/mnt/fatx/f/Erweiterung_5 /var/tmp ext3 loop,defaults 0 0



# Einbindung eines Samba Servers:
#//Nemesis/Musik /home/gentoox/Peter/Musik smbfs user,auto,credentials=/home/gentoox/.smbcredentials,ro 0 0
and this is the output i get from

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df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/loop/0 4.0G 2.1G 1.9G 52% /
df: `/newroot': No such file or directory
/dev/hda50 4.8G 892M 3.9G 19% /mnt/fatx/e
/dev/hda55 68G 56G 12G 83% /mnt/fatx/f
/mnt/fatx/f/Erweiterung_1 2.5G 817M 1.6G 34% /usr/share
/mnt/fatx/f/Erweiterung_2 2.0G 915M 955M 49% /usr/lib
/mnt/fatx/f/Erweiterung_3 542M 455M 60M 89% /usr/kde
/mnt/fatx/f/Erweiterung_4 3.9G 72M 3.6G 2% /home/gentoox/downloads/bittorrent-downloads-auf-erweiterung_4
/mnt/fatx/f/Erweiterung_5 3.9G 83M 3.6G 3% /var/tmp
have a nice day 8)
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