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    Default Software Manager is stealing disk space

    Last time I opened Software Manager it said I had 9.13 Gb disk space remaining.
    Today after a while I opened Software Manager. It took a while indeed updating the repos, but when finally finishing, Software Manager said I had 8.9 Gb disk space remaining! And even after rebooting! (Though I noted Software Manager opened much faster after reboot, probably since it didn't need to update everything again...).
    I didn't install anything new nor created/copied any file in my hard disk on all this while, and even deleted all cookies on Firefox.
    What's going on!?

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    Default Re: Software Manager is stealing disk space

    On 2014-01-12 21:06, F style wrote:

    > What's going on!?


    I'm sure that it is not "software manager" which is taking that space.

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    Default Re: Software Manager is stealing disk space

    Then what could be happening? I'm sure about what I saw...

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    Default Re: Software Manager is stealing disk space

    On 01/12/2014 04:16 PM, F style pecked at the keyboard and wrote:
    > Then what could be happening? I'm sure about what I saw...
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    There is no direct tie between YaST Package Management and Firefox. Most
    likely what is happening is you installed/updated some packages which
    required additional disk space, in this case 230 MB.

    Ken

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    Default Re: Software Manager is stealing disk space

    On 2014-01-12 22:16, F style wrote:
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    > Then what could be happening? I'm sure about what I saw...


    Well, you have to run something to find where the space is going. You
    can concoct a "du" command line to find out where the space in your
    system is going, issue it before and after a suspect, and then find
    where the space went...

    But blaming software manager when you run it with one day in between, in
    a system as complex as Linux, doesn't hold. There can be many things.

    There is repository metadata, of course, but then there are logs
    growing. Some people found out that their logs took out dozens of entire
    gigabytes in just days...

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    Carlos E. R.
    (from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)

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