[CentOS] yum clean all - adverse effects?
greenspot at greenspot.fi
Wed Nov 4 09:30:15 UTC 2009
On 4.11.2009 11:00, Timo Schoeler wrote:
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> thus Jussi Hirvi spake:
> | Are there any adverse effects to "yum clean all"? Does the system
> | lose its memory of what is installed/updated?
> | Regards, Jussi H.
> Hi Jussi,
> from the manpage:
> Is used to clean up various things which accumulate in the yum
> ~ cache directory over time. More complete details can be found
> ~ in the Clean Options section below.
> In this section:
> yum clean all
> Runs yum clean packages and yum clean headers, yum clean meta-
> ~ data and yum clean dbcache as above.
> It's all about *caching*. No information about installed packages will
> be lost.
> Really important information is stored in /var/lib/rpm/.
Ok, thanks. Once, a while ago, my system got amnesiac after "yum clean
all", and I thought the the dbs in /var/lib/rpm had been "cleaned". But
I guess the problem was caused by something other than "yum clean".
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