Why is /var so big?
mjs at ces.clemson.edu
Mon Mar 21 00:19:44 UTC 2005
On Sun, 20 Mar 2005, Craig White wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-03-20 at 14:36 -0500, Rob Rosenthal wrote:
>>> Execute as root: mkdir /var/cache/yum
>>> Btw. you broke it yourself by deleting all the content below /var/cache/
>>> (previous thread).
>> Oh, I know. I absolutely did it myself in my haste to free up space.
>> I tried (as root) the "mkdir /var/cache/yum" and got the following
>> error message: "mkdir: cannot create directory `/var/cache/yum': No
>> such file or directory" I'm guessing it may be because I'm running FC2
>> and not FC3, which has a new and different yum? Do you think I should
>> just reinstall yum?
>> BTW, I really do appreciate your help...
> did you delete /var/cache itself?
> ls -l /var/cache
> if not found
> mkdir /var/cache
> mkdir /var/cache/yum
> might as well make
> and if you use samba (no doubt you would have noticed the effects of the
> delete if you do much at all with samba)
And /var/cache/man. I don't know if they are recreated automatically, so
/var/cache/man/cat1 through cat9 catn local and X11R6.
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