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How can I free up space to upgrade from 23 to 24?

asked 2016-09-08 07:38:50 -0500

pandamoaningum gravatar image

updated 2016-09-08 09:33:48 -0500

For some reason your forum deleted my question once I logged in so I'll type it again I get: "Not enough free space in /var/cache/PackageKit/24/metadata: need 2.0 GB, available 1.6 GB"

There's more than enough space on the hard drive.... Why is this happening? Thanks in advance

Here is the output of df -h:

    [admin@new-host-8 ~]$ df -h
Filesystem                            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
devtmpfs                              3.9G     0  3.9G   0% /dev
tmpfs                                 3.9G  460K  3.9G   1% /dev/shm
tmpfs                                 3.9G  1.7M  3.9G   1% /run
tmpfs                                 3.9G     0  3.9G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/mapper/fedora_new--host--8-root   35G   33G  615M  99% /
tmpfs                                 3.9G   56K  3.9G   1% /tmp
/dev/sda3                             477M  186M  263M  42% /boot
/dev/mapper/fedora_new--host--8-home   17G  4.4G   12G  28% /home
tmpfs                                 793M   16K  793M   1% /run/user/42
tmpfs                                 793M   24K  793M   1% /run/user/1000
/dev/sdb1                             932G  287G  646G  31% /run/media/admin/My
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can you provide us with df -h output.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2016-09-08 08:28:48 -0500 )edit

I was able to free up space for the download, but now I get this: Upgrade to Fedora 24 failed. Detailed errors from the package manager follow: installing package ghostscipt-core... needs 3256320 on the / filesystem installing package .... needs .......... on the / filesystem installing package .... needs .......... on the / filesystem installing package .... needs .......... on the / filesystem installing package .... needs .......... on the / filesystem installing package .... needs .......... on the / filesystem installing package .... needs .......... on the / filesystem ...

pandamoaningum gravatar imagepandamoaningum ( 2016-09-08 08:53:47 -0500 )edit

It is part of the same problem let us know how much space you have to work with.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2016-09-08 09:21:23 -0500 )edit

Ah ok, I edited my question with that info.

pandamoaningum gravatar imagepandamoaningum ( 2016-09-08 09:34:35 -0500 )edit

Well you have really few space to wok with my suggestion will be, since you have spare space on the home folder what you can do is to move /var/lib/yum to some place on your home partition and add a link to that folder in /var/lib/ then try to upgrade which should run after upgrade is done you can set everything back. But do du -h to on you root partiton to know what is eating all your space and se if something you can remove.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2016-09-08 09:57:32 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-09-08 10:13:33 -0500

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Since you are a new man mv and man ln so you can read about the command you need to use, so you do something like mv folder_file_to_move path_where_you_want_it_to_be to use the link ls -s path_of_file_or_folder place_folder_to_place_the_link will incorage you to work with some sample files doing the process before try it on /var/lib/yum

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