Re: Diety / Apt Questions.
On Sat, 2 May 1998 email@example.com 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?
> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.gate.net/~storm/
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