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Okay to remove old yum cache from a previous Fedora version?

asked 2013-10-26 09:24:39 -0600

rickhg12hs gravatar image

updated 2014-04-11 16:21:33 -0600

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While poking around, as you do, I noticed that I still have 364 MB of old yum cache from Fedora 17. I'm now running Fedora 19 with no plans to return to F17. Any problem with just removing the old cache dir and everything below it, or is there a more proper way?

# du -h -s /var/cache/yum/i386/*
364M    /var/cache/yum/i386/17
975M    /var/cache/yum/i386/19
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Would upvote your suggestions, but Karma idiocy prevents it. Thx

rickhg12hs gravatar imagerickhg12hs ( 2013-10-26 15:14:11 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-10-26 14:53:24 -0600

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No problem at all, you can safely remove it.

HTH,

Germán.

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answered 2013-10-26 13:52:23 -0600

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updated 2013-10-26 14:00:37 -0600

Try moving /var/cache/yum/i386/17 to your /tmp directory or to backup media rather than simply deleting it, just in case:
sudo mv -fv /var/cache/yum/i386/17 [/tmp/ | /pathname/to/backupmedia/], then run sudo yum update and reboot.
If everything works out alright you can then delete the old cache.
Hope this helps.

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