How to remove a partially installed package that was interrupted due to disk space

  • I started to install a package using opkg but the installation failed due to not enough available space on file system.

    Now I cannot remove it and reclaim the disk space occupied by the installation files. Where is opkg storing temporary files for installation?

    My installation ended with:

    Collected errors:                                                                                                                                                                                     
     * verify_pkg_installable: Only have 420kb available on filesystem /overlay, pkg libdb47 needs 440                                                                                                    
     * opkg_install_cmd: Cannot install package python3.

    If I try to remove i, it's not there:

    root@Omega-4E95:~# opkg remove python3                                                                                                                                                                
    No packages removed.                                                                                                                                                                                  

    df looks like this:

    root@Omega-4E95:~# df                                                                                                                                                                                 
    Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on                                                                                                                                    
    /dev/root                 5632      5632         0 100% /rom                                                                                                                                          
    tmpfs                    30384       208     30176   1% /tmp                                                                                                                                          
    /dev/mtdblock6            9280      8852       428  95% /overlay                                                                                                                                      
    overlayfs:/overlay        9280      8852       428  95% /                                                                                                                                             
    tmpfs                      512         0       512   0% /dev 

  • @Andreas-Lundgren

    Have you tried the --force-remove option with opkg remove?

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