[Mageia-discuss] How to prune urpmi-proxy cache?

Maarten Vanraes alien at rmail.be
Mon Mar 12 07:49:42 CET 2012

Op maandag 12 maart 2012 02:07:46 schreef Morgan Leijström:
> Cauldron updates makes urpmi-proxy cache grow pretty big.
> Any idea how to automatically or semi automatically prune
>  /var/cache/urpmi-proxy  ?
> Something along the line
> "delete all but the latest versions of same package"
> Maybe there is some tool used for similar task that can be used/hacked?
> Another idea is to compare contents of urpmi-proxy cache against mirror and
> delete files not present on mirror.  (especially thinking of cauldron
> release)
> ( About urpmi-proxy
> https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Urpmi-proxy
> https://forums.mageia.org/en/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1770
>  )

While this is a feature not present yet, but on the TODO file of urpmi-proxy:

I've been thinking along these lines:

1) delete older versions of the same file in the same directories
2) give a configurable max size and delete the older files if the size is 
3) give a configurable time limit and delete all files older than this one (in a 

that being said, there are a couple of things you can do:
A) do a find with a time limit and remove the older files
B) rsync with a mirror (with --delete option)
C) rsync with a mirror (but find some option to only delete the removed files 
and nothing else)

for A) i likely can make a quick shell script to do that, but i think rsyncing 
with could be the quickest way...

which would you prefer?

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