Why does 'var/cache/yum' fills up very often ?

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  • The /var directory fills up very frequently with sql lite files. Running yum clean all every hour still does not prevent /var from filling up occasionally.
  • /var/cache/yum fills up very often and other.xml.gz.sqlite file is consuming large space,
1.4G Sep  7 13:11 44c5620d47fb70ae41c31986668e578b5a01510ece390284b80c08780b13f61c-other.xml.gz.sqlite


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  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x

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