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Re: removing old files - /usr grows with each release
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: removing old files - /usr grows with each release
- From: Matthias Kilian <kili_(_at_)_outback_(_dot_)_escape_(_dot_)_de>
- Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2005 19:12:05 +0100
- Mail-followup-to: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
On Sun, Dec 11, 2005 at 06:45:59PM +0100, Andreas Bartelt wrote:
> [...] My
> /usr partition (located on a 512 MB CompactFlash drive) recently has
> reached its limits after living through multiple releases (3.4 - 3.8).
> du -h:
> /dev/wd0e 359M 311M 30.3M 91% /usr
> Is it better to wipe /usr and do a complete reinstall of all /usr
> content from a fresh OpenBSD system?
You could (ab)use the checkflist script in /usr/src/distrib sets,
as mentioned in release(8):
# cd /usr/src/distrib/sets
# DESTDIR=/ sh checkflist > foo
Then *carefully* review foo, which should contain a diff between
what is expected on a fresh distribution and what actually is
contained on your filesystems.
Again: be careful. You probably don't want to remove /usr/src,
/usr/local, /usr/ports, /usr/X* or even /home. Also note that blindly
removing outdated shared libraries may break outdated installed
packages. So you've to ensure your packages are up to date, too.
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