Re: Automatic removing of unneeded .deb files?
- To: email@example.com
- Subject: Re: Automatic removing of unneeded .deb files?
- From: Matej Cepl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2005 18:25:08 -0500
- Message-id: <email@example.com>
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <20051122175231.GB2200@localhost>
Eric Cooper wrote:
> You don't need to keep any .debs after they're installed; you can
> delete the entire cache (with "apt-get clean" for example). The
> important information about your installation is kept in
This is one big celebration of misunderstanding -- I know very well about
aptitude clean (deletes everything; too much, I want to have .deb files for
all currently installed programs on my notebook -- I have not always ideal
connection to the Internet -- read dial-up) or aptitude autoclean (leaves
anything which is download*able*). I would love to have something in
between -- something less aggressive than clean and more aggressive than
autoclean. If I won't find something better, I will hack something together
Do you know about something better, please?
Matej Cepl, http://www.ceplovi.cz/matej/blog/
GPG Finger: 89EF 4BC6 288A BF43 1BAB 25C3 E09F EF25 D964 84AC
"Goodbye," said the fox. "And now here is my secret, a very
simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see
rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupery