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Re: Diety / Apt Questions.

On Sat, 2 May 1998 hospedales@wow.net wrote:

> 1. (Out of curiosity) is there any way to specify the server apt-get uses? Are 
> we just out of luck if the default one goes down?

(man 5 sources.list)

> 2. Could I make a symlink from /var/cache/apt/archives to another
> drive/partition with more space and let it keep the cached archives there?

Of course.

> 3. If apt retrieves a newer version of a package and stores it as usual in the
> archives directory, does it delete the older one? or does that directory grow
> without limit?

Nope, it doesn't delete the older ones.  However, apt-get clean will clear
out the directory (in fact, the dselect method does this after a
completely successfuly install run).  This may change in future versions,
we've been working on getting it to install everything correctly before
worrying about the smaller stuff :)

Scott K. Ellis <storm@gate.net>                 http://www.gate.net/~storm/

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