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Re: slink is gone, goals for potato?

Montreal Tue Mar  2 10:23:18 1999

Phillip R. Jaenke <prj@nls.net> wrote:
> On Tue, 2 Mar 1999, Navindra Umanee wrote:
> > Move it where?  /var is the right place.  People should either get
> > bigger /var's (200M might be reasonable) or symlink like you.
> > Everyone who installs a proxy, news server, database needs a big
> > /var/ anyway.  dpkg/apt are databases.
> 'Swhat I get for writing emails late at night with the flu, aye? ;)
> How about this? By default, /var/apt is symlinked to /usr/local/apt.
> Believe me, you need >200M of disk to go from hamm to slink. And you have
> to account for the fact that other things use /var. (Trust me. 125M of
> stuff on a 56k modem SUCKS.) 
> Actually, no. Not by default. I've got it. When configuring apt, you get a
> prompt. "Do you want to keep it's downloaded files in /var/apt or
> /usr/local/apt?" Make everybody happy. :)

Another option:

apt-get --cache-size=50M --cache-dir=/tmp ...

--cache-size would be an attempt to solve the real problem, which is
that apt-get assumes infinite cache.  apt-get may have to leave some
configuration pending until everything is downloaded/unpacked.


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