Re: history (Was Re: Corel/Debian Linux Installer)
On Thu, 16 Sep 1999, David Bristel wrote:
> With this in mind, I think that having a configuration variable for apt that
> would allow the downloaded .deb files to be put in a user defined place. This
> way, if your /var is close to being full, you could, for example, drop it into a
> temporary directory on /home for the upgrade. This isn't the best place, but on
> many systems, /home is one of the largest partitions on a system, and tends to
> have a good ammount of free space on it because users may use a large ammount of
Yes, either this or a FIFO expiration policy on /var/cache/apt/packages
which gets automatically applied when space runs out. Or possibly
the option of using /tmp/.apt, with a warning message that the
packages are in there and need to be moved into the cache.
I *don't* think that `apt' (or any other package) should use any
undefined directories (such as /home) for temporary storage.
If people want that, they'll symlink /tmp -> /home/.tmp or something.
Alternatively, is there any other, er, `in bits' way that the
upgrade can be done?
Chris <firstname.lastname@example.org> ( http://www.fluff.org/chris )