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Re: /var/cache/mock



On Sat, 14 Mar 2009 01:31:19 -0400 (EDT)
Paul Wouters <paul xelerance com> wrote:

> On Tue, 10 Mar 2009, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> 
> > with today's FC10 mock update, mock has started to use
> > /var/cache/mock
> > instead of
> > /var/lib/mock
> > as it used to do.
> 
> I'm the one who filed this bug report....
> 
> > This change causes mock to re-populate its caches from scratch,
> > while leaving its old cache untouched.
> >
> > I have no idea, why this change has been applied mid-life time of a 
> > distribution, but users with low bandwidth connections or with many 
> > repo-caches active (e.g. me [1]) would have been grateful if this
> > change wasn't applied at this point in time rsp. be done in a less
> > intrusive way.
> 
> This bug was affecting people who don't have 1GB of empty storage
> space in /var. My machines were filling up /var which in some cases
> was also /) due to the large number of updates downloaded by yum in
> the wrong directory.
> 
> So this was not a "feature" that should have been postponed to a new
> release. It was actually causing problems for people right now.

And how does moving the cache from one directory under /var to another
directory under /var help with that?

Paul.


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