yum doesn't work as expected with "clean"

Bill Davidsen davidsen at tmr.com
Fri Apr 1 20:05:20 UTC 2011

William Hooper wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 6:27 PM, Bill Davidsen<davidsen at tmr.com>  wrote:
>> The "yum clean packages" command removes all cached rpms as desired, but leaves
>> all the drpm files. I wondered why my disk space was getting tight on a small
>> server, and that was the issue. Is that intended behavior?
> It appears to already be reported:
> https://partner-bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=568504
> I wonder if "yum clean plugins" will remove them?
yum clean metadata

But that cleans the big file lists and such as well, which may or may not be 
desired behavior. Over a relatively slow network, probably not.

Bill Davidsen <davidsen at tmr.com>
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