System being BLOATED during sys upgrade!!! How to shrink a lot?

Added by HD Scania 5 months ago

I'm running CLDL that's outdated for about 4 months, before a full system upgrade it already has been costed against 45% of my 16GiB root partition, now an upgrade is being done but it has now been even costed against 81% out of 16GiB, now going to reach 95% to be overloaded. What Gentoo goodies to shrink a lot for my system?


Replies (6)

RE: System being BLOATED during sys upgrade!!! How to shrink a lot? - Added by Adrien Daugabel 5 months ago

Hi,

by default, archives are not cleaned after install (faster to reinstall a package.

You can clean these archives with 2 commands (in root user)

eclean-pkg
eclean-dist

What is the size of your /var/calculate directory ?

du -sh /var/calculate

RE: System being BLOATED during sys upgrade!!! How to shrink a lot? - Added by Alexander Tratsevskiy 5 months ago

Clear the history of the repositories:

cl-update --one-depth

RE: System being BLOATED during sys upgrade!!! How to shrink a lot? - Added by HD Scania 5 months ago

Fortunately that's just emerge runtime bloat, when I interrupt the upgrade it shrinks down to 57% from 81%.

2.6GiB /var/calculate/tmp
1.4GiB /var/calculate/remote
192MiB /var/calculate/packages

To more deeply clean run this?

sudo eclean-dist -d && sudo eclean-pkg -d && sudo emerge --clean && sudo emerge -c && sudo cl-update --one-depth

Wishes that my system is costed below 50%.

And how to taste upgrading to ''testing'' packages?

RE: System being BLOATED during sys upgrade!!! How to shrink a lot? - Added by Alexander Tratsevskiy 5 months ago

The directory /var/calculate/tmp contains temporary files, it can be cleared. In /var/calculate/packages are the downloaded packages. You can also delete. Not critical, because you can always download them again. In /var/calculate/remote/distfiles are the downloaded source code of packages. Also not critical, because you can always download them again.

To switch to test updates, execute 'cl-update --stable=off' at one's own risk ;)

RE: System being BLOATED during sys upgrade!!! How to shrink a lot? - Added by dragan legic 5 months ago

Thanks for the nice explanation. Is it almost scheduled to update plasma to version 5.13.3

RE: System being BLOATED during sys upgrade!!! How to shrink a lot? - Added by Alexander Tratsevskiy 5 months ago

Updates to KDE are very frequent and affect many packages. And not always stable. We conducted a survey among users in which many expressed their preference for using a stable (in Gentoo) version of KDE.

(1-6/6)

Thank you!