Package installers and old packages not removed after updates on Debian 6.x

HindrikOxilion

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Hello,

I've found that on Debian based DirectAdmin installs, the old version(s) of the installed software are not removed, nor are the package archives. This was apparently a design decision, according to:

http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=477

This became a problem recently, when MySQL was updated, while the partitions were configured to have a separate (logical) volume mounted on /usr. This is not uncommon with Debian, so I imagine this might be an issue with other users too.

In this case, the /usr partition was sized at 5 GiB, and this space was almost completely filled, thus generating nrpe warnings. This is caused by the fact that MySQL updates are downloaded as a .tar.gz archive, which is then extracted.

The new version is pointed to by a symlink to the newest installed version, but the old version(s) and the .tar.gz archives are not removed. This leads to a growing disk-usage.

What I would like to know if it would be possible to include a cleanup option to the relevant scripts, so that after a succesfull mysql update, the old version(s) and archives are removed.

If anyone has any insight into this, I would gladly like to know.


Yours sincerely,

Hindrik
 

chatwizrd

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Code:
cd /usr/local/directadmin/custombuild
./build set clean yes
./build set clean_old_tarballs yes
./build set clean_old_webapps yes
./build clean
If not you have to remove them manually.
 

HindrikOxilion

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Dear chatwizrd,

Thanks for your reply, seems like something I should have been able to find myself ;)

I'll give this a go!

Hindrik
 
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