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Re: apt and /var

Will Lowe <harpo@UDel.Edu> 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?

I have a symlink which locates /var/cache/apt under /usr/local/ on
one machine.

Personally, I'd like to see apt able to interleave downloading and
installing, because I still have to manually intervene when an
update involves lots of packages (generally, I've not allowed for
more than 100M unused space on transient partitions).


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