You can also free up space by clearing out /var/tmp/portage, where
portage puts its temporary files and can get big if emerge is aborted
There's more info on freeing disk space at this URL:
On 5/14/05, Rafael Muñoz Moreno-Davila <rmmd at t-d-e.org> wrote:
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>> It's exactly what I've done. I just forgot to type in the full path.
> Now I'm happy I gained something like 5Gb. It's enough for a little while.
>> Gavin wrote:
>> >> Hello,
> >> I just want to know if the files in the /usr/portage are
> >> essential for the system, because it's using 40% of my space.
> >> Thank you.
> > As mentioned the ebuilds are in there. However, the
> > /usr/portage/distfiles folder contains downloaded source tar.gz's.
> > You can safely clear this out if you don't think you'll need em
> > again.
> > Gav
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