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skunkboy
14-Mar-2018, 16:56
[root@bilumtest:/var]# rpm -a -q | grep kernel | grep -i source
kernel-source-4.4.114-92.64.1.noarch
kernel-source-4.4.103-92.56.1.noarch

[root@bilumtest:/usr/src]# ls -alF
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 632 Feb 23 13:04 ./
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 130 Jul 10 2017 ../
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 394 Sep 19 2016 linux-3.12.62-60.62/
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 12 Sep 19 2016 linux-3.12.62-60.62-obj/
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 324 May 5 2017 linux-3.12.69-60.64.32/
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 448 Jan 16 09:59 linux-4.4.103-92.56/
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 12 Jan 16 09:59 linux-4.4.103-92.56-obj/
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 448 Feb 23 12:41 linux-4.4.114-92.64/
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 12 Feb 23 12:41 linux-4.4.114-92.64-obj/
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 378 Aug 9 2017 linux-4.4.59-92.20/
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 12 Jun 23 2017 linux-4.4.59-92.20-obj/
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 448 Jul 25 2017 linux-4.4.74-92.29/
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 12 Jul 25 2017 linux-4.4.74-92.29-obj/
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 448 Aug 28 2017 linux-4.4.74-92.35/
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 12 Aug 28 2017 linux-4.4.74-92.35-obj/
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 448 Sep 18 15:07 linux-4.4.74-92.38/
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 12 Sep 18 15:07 linux-4.4.74-92.38-obj/
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 70 Sep 21 2014 packages/

[root@bilumtest:/usr/src]# rpm -q -f linux-*/README
file /usr/src/linux-3.12.62-60.62/README is not owned by any package
file /usr/src/linux-3.12.69-60.64.32/README is not owned by any package
kernel-source-4.4.103-92.56.1.noarch
kernel-source-4.4.114-92.64.1.noarch
file /usr/src/linux-4.4.59-92.20/README is not owned by any package
file /usr/src/linux-4.4.74-92.29/README is not owned by any package
file /usr/src/linux-4.4.74-92.35/README is not owned by any package
file /usr/src/linux-4.4.74-92.38/README is not owned by any package


It is safe to remove the directories that are no longer owned by any installed package?

Thanks,
Matt

ab
14-Mar-2018, 19:12
Yes; the source is not required by default at all, so unless you are
building from it you can probably get rid of those kernel directories.

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skunkboy
14-Mar-2018, 22:06
I sort of thought that just wanted to see if anyone else agreed!

Thanks! :)