Re: Do I need 'apt' directories, or can I delete them?
Gyulai Mihaly <email@example.com> writes:
GM> I just upgraded from 'slink' to 'potato'. Now my /root partition is
GM> full. Do I need the contents of the following directories, or may I
GM> delete them?
GM> /var/cache/apt 6 MB
GM> /var/state/apt/lists 3.7 MB
GM> /var/lib/dpkg/info 4.6 MB
GM> /var/lib/dpkg/methods/multicd 1 MB
You can run 'apt-get clean' to clean out /var/cache/apt/archives, and
I don't think the last directory is important if you're not using the
dpkg-multicd select method. You shouldn't delete the other two
directories if you want to use dpkg, though.
David Maze firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.mit.edu/~dmaze/
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