Scenario:

Error : Insufficient space in download directory /var/cache/yum/x86_64/7/epel

[root@admin~]# yum install lshw
Installing:
lshw x86_64 B.02.17-3.el6 base 1053 k
Error Downloading Packages:
lshw-B.02.17-3.el6.x86_64: Insufficient space in download directory /var/cache/yum/x86_64/6/base/packages
* free 0
* needed 1053 k

 

This error message gives a hint with stats as ‘free 0’, which means you are running out of disk space. And you can resolve this by:

 

Solution #1:

 

You can resolve this by either deleting unwanted files in the cache folder (/var/cache/) and free the directory.

 


Solution #2:

 

Now, you should try to free up some space under ‘/’ partition.

/dev/sda1  4.9G  4.8G 0 100% /

 

Assume, you have enough space on another partition, then you can change "cachedir" directory in yum.conf

# vi /etc/yum.conf
[main]
sslverify=0
cachedir=/anotherpartition/yum/cache/

 

 

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