Re: Not enough disk space to update
On Mon, 2005-01-10 at 23:10 -0600, email@example.com wrote:
> plenty of space under other partition. Is it possible that I can
> download the files to other place? Or maybe you can give me some other
> good choice to update the system.
There's a directive that you can pass to apt-get to use a different
location for the archives. The directive is: Dir::Cache::Archives
If you just want to have the packages temporarily then I would suggest
you use this option. Otherwise, follow the other replies in this thread.
Remember, you'll 've to repeat this step every time you run Synaptic or
In case of Synaptic: Go to Preferences -> Set Internal Option... In the
Variable field enter: 'Dir::Cache::Archives' (without the quotes of
course :) and in the Value field give the path to the location where you
want the packages to be downloaded and used. There's a small thing that
has to be taken care of. You should have a directory called "partial"
inside the new path. Suppose, you want to have the packages downloaded
in /home/test/, then you need to create a directory 'partial'
inside /home/test. (You can however change this option too... :) Now you
are all set to start your upgrade. :)
In case of apt-get: The command line will be:
apt-get install <package_name> -o Dir::Cache::Archives=/path/to/repos
That's it. Hope this helps. :)