My /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part7 which is my /var directory is full.
I did not partition this myself and want to know how make it bigger so I can be able to update Arch... because every time i do pacman -Syu, I get no space on system.
If you keep the start of a partition the same you can make it and the filesystem on it smaller and bigger without problems in general. But as you're talking about part 7 there seems to be not much space left after that device, so it doesn't seem very useful to do dangerous partition changes.
What about cleaning up pacman's /var/cache/pacman/pkg/ directory, which has all the downloaded packages?
I'm new to linux.... Can you show me how to clean it up ?
The directory is used to store downloaded packages in case they're needed later. It's safe to remove all files in it. You can either do it manually, or let pacman do it.
Quote from the pacman manpage (man pacman):
Remove old packages from the cache. When pacman downloads pack-
ages, it saves them in /var/cache/pacman/pkg. If you need to
free up diskspace, you can remove these packages by using the
--clean option. Using one --clean (or -c) switch will only
remove old packages. Use it twice to remove all packages from
So first do `pacman -Sc`. Then use `df -h` or you favourite gui filebrowser to see how much free space there is left in /var. If you need more space then call `pacman -Scc` to remove all packages from the cache.
Thanks for the help..I got it working again