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Bug#34319: no way to download files with apt when /var is too small

Package: apt
Version: 0.1.9

Package: dpkg

I tried to install slink. I choose apt as installation method. After
updating the Package files, I went on to [I]nstall, but I couldn't
install, because my /var partition isn't that big. I had no choice to
tell apt to download the files to another location. I had to create a

The error message was:

E: Sorry, you don't have enough free space in /var/cache/apt/archives/
Some errors occurred while unpacking. I'm going to configure the
packages that were installed. This may result in duplicate errors
or errors caused by missing dependencies. This is OK, only the errors
above this message are important. Please fix them and run [I]nstall
Press enter to continue.

There should be a resource file which includes the download-directory.
This has to be set from dselect.

I use Debian 2.1, kernel 2.0.36 and libc-2.0.7

-=>Just GNU it<=-
Jens Scharnow, Dortmund

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