Re: apt and /var
Brandon Mitchell <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Sun, 19 Jul 1998, Will Lowe wrote:
> > I like apt. A whole lot. But it insists on downloading packages into
> > /var/somethingorother, and since my /var partition is small, I can't
> > download more than 1 or two packages...
> > I've had to resort to using dpkg-ftp because it allows me to specify that
> > downloaded things should be stuck in /tmp ... is there any way to tell
> > this to apt? And if not, can we throw it on the wishlist?
> My method would be to symlink the cache directory that apt uses to /tmp or
> some other place that you want the files to go. I haven't tried this with
> apt though.
It works with apt too.
I've also nfs mounted (rw,no_root_squashed) the "archives" directory
on another machine, to keep from having to download the files twice.
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