Zypper clean?

Dear all:
I am a new user for openSUSE. I have a question about zypper. When I execute “zypper clean” after installing some package by zypper, the storage seems not to be released??

The used disk space looks like growing so fast.
Can I remove the downloaded package which is non-necessary any more after finishing the installation? And where can I find them?

(Just like “apt-get clean” in debian/ubuntu)

Check in /var/cache/zypp/packages and see what RPMs are present.

Have a read here


The package caching isn’t activ if you didn’t activate it.

Where ever “here” was, it is gone! Where did it go?

On 01/31/2012 04:16 PM, comunica2 wrote:
> Where ever “here” was, it is gone!

it is not so amazing that some parts of the internet change in FOUR years…

especially when the part you are trying to find is how zypper worked
(past tense) in openSUSE 11.0 which met its end of life in July of 2010…

> Where did it go?

since zypper has made considerable changes and improvements in those
four years the old instructions should have “gone away”…

are you looking for information on zypper for your current openSUSE?

if so, what version are you using?

if you are in fact using openSUSE 11.0 you should immediately move to a
supported version (11.4 or 12.1) if you can not do that for some reason
you are kinda on your own…

though there may be some here with a memory long enough to help a
little, so if you need specific help with the zypper in 11.0 you need to
ask in a thread with has 11.0 in the title (so, the Foggy Memory Boys
know to skip it!)

on the other hand, if you read the page referenced, down below where it
says “Can’t find what you are looking for?” it gives a link to the OLD
wiki…see where it says “you may still find it in the old wiki at
http://old-en.opensuse.org/” click on that link and you might find the
historical info you seek…

HOWEVER, since all (or almost all) of the 11.0 repos have vanished you
might find plenty of frustration in trying to put zypper to use…

oh, is it possible that you are actually running SUSE Linux Enterprise
Desktop or Server (SLED/S)? if so then you are in luck because SLE 11 is
still supported and you are just in the wrong forum and need to switch
to http://tinyurl.com/422mrnu (your ID and password here works there too)

if you are not sure if you use SLED/S or openSUSE ask and someone can
help you learn how to tell…

DD http://tinyurl.com/DD-Caveat
Read what Distro Watch writes: http://tinyurl.com/SUSEonDW