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Re: drive space and mapping

Tony Pitman wrote:

I have 2 drives in my Q610. I keep running out of space on the root drive. I have more room on the /usr drive that I set up.

Is there a way to have configure debian so that it will put temporary stuff on the /usr drive when installing packages? Currently there are some really large files that get created like /var/lib/dpkg/available and available-old and then in the archives folder. Can I tell debian to put those on the /usr drive instead? I tried to make a link, but it won't let me do a link across drives.

You can also ask apt to clean out the archive, should save space. But if you want to reinstall stuff you'll have to re-download them

Other option is to move the directory under /var containing the packages to the other drive, and softlink (!) the directory. Softlinks can be made across drives

HTH, Erik
Erik C.J. Laan				elaan at dds.nl
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