View Full Version : does yum update take up disk space?

29th August 2005, 08:00 PM
just wanted to know whether doing a yum update take up disk space? even if i update only already installed packages, that is. I updated openoffice and found my diskspace down by a whopping 100 mb or so.. :(


29th August 2005, 08:06 PM
It stores a cache of downloaded files. I believe you can turn this option off, but I have not done so myself. You can also do a 'yum clean all' and it will clean up the cache and other files yum leave around.


29th August 2005, 09:49 PM
Yea it does use space. I hadn't done yum clean all for a while. I did it yesterday and gained like 3 GB. :)

29th August 2005, 11:23 PM
wow i just ran it and gained 2GB

30th August 2005, 08:42 AM
thanx.. just freed up around 1gb of space!

Where does yum store these downloads?? Also, if i just want to download a package with its dependencies, primariy to install on another machine that doesnt have a net connection, how do i do so?

30th August 2005, 08:51 AM
Erm I think it's somewere in share ... updates or something.... I know it's in the same directory as were up2date keeps it's cache.


30th August 2005, 11:58 AM