How do I fix this error?

>Low Disk Space on "Filesystem root"
>only 667.7 MB disk space remaining

I gave root 20gb cuz I figured that should be enough... HOW IS THAT NOT ENOUGH?

Also, with Arch, do you lose space incrementally every time you update pacman?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    using btop++

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Freetard filesystems just dont work.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      What do you recommend? I'm using ext4 cuz its familiar, but I heard zfs is good aswell

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/System_maintenance#Clean_the_filesystem
        >Also, with Arch, do you lose space incrementally every time you update pacman?
        yes.
        rm /var/cache/pacman/pkg/*

        don't frick with it. ext4 is fine for 99.9% of uses. if you have to ask, you don't need more.
        besides, your fs being btrfs or zfs or xfs or whatever the frick meme you find online won't do anything to stop caches from growing.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Should i execute the command you put?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            if you'd like. it will remove all files within your pacman cache. when you install or update software with pacman, it will download the software to that folder and install or update the software from that file. it will then store it there forever. that command will remove (rm...) the cache (.../var/cache...) of pacman (.../pacman...) packages (.../pkg...), which consists of many files, all of which (.../*) you want to remove.
            in general, though, you should not run random commands given to you by untrusted people, especially here. there are many things i could tell you to type in that would be bad even if they appear relatively innocuous.
            go to the link in my post to read about the pacman cache yourself and determine how you'd like to clean it. if you're using arch, you are expected to be capable of reading and learning to do these things.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            ok daddy

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    How many gb do you guys usually partition for your "Filesystem root"?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      this depends on if you've done other partitioning. here are some things that will take a lot of space:
      /home - this is your user directory. this tends to get bloated quickly, things like web downloads and pictures and files on your desktop and stuff will end up in here. a lot of people put this on another partition for this reason.
      /usr - this is where most (but not all) of your installed software will live. most people don't put this on a separate partition, but some do so they can keep their root partition small.
      /var - this is where most of your program's runtime data will live. cache files and databases and stuff that your installed programs and system generates will live here. /var/cache, as you've seen here, is where caches tend to go.
      i usually don't separate /var and /usr and have my root partition contain them. i usually give it at least 100GB because i don't like uninstalling stuff to install the new things i need, and i hate resizing my root partitions. if you separate /var and /usr you could probably get away with 20GB. if you don't, you could probably go down to 50 and not suffer for a bit, but it depends on what you're doing with the computer.
      i usually give /home something outlandish like 1TB because, like most people, i don't ever like clearing my Downloads folder ever, but you do you. you could probably survive with a 10GB home folder if you're a slim lithe little minimalist homosexual.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        OP here, I am indeed a homosexual. Thank you.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          oh yea? prove it. link to your disc on /soc/. if you're a qt i can condescendingly explain how stuff works when you're dumb.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            even my kitty config got wiped

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    install and run ncdu on root

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      also enable the service that cleans the pacman cache. pacman does save all downloaded packages forever unless you tell it not to, i don't know why that's the default

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I ran pacman -Sc and my system all configs got wiped. even my kitty config

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          even my kitty config got wiped

          pacman -Sc won't destroy your config files. you did something else that did that. you'll have to figure out what you did before you can undo it and not do it again in the future.
          i propose that you are not ready to run a non-experimental arch system, and you should go use another less DIY OS.
          manjaro is pretty good.
          run bare arch in a VM if you want to learn it and experiment... where none of your files and config are at risk while you don't understand what you're doign.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >dOiGN!!!!

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            kek
            typed too fsat

            I believe I'm just gonna do a fresh install of Arch. Then after that, nofap/semen retention for better focus + full devotion to computer stuff

            don't forget to get a cage to lock up safely. you've got the programming socks and buttplug already, i assume?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I believe I'm just gonna do a fresh install of Arch. Then after that, nofap/semen retention for better focus + full devotion to computer stuff

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