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
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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