moving /var to another partition??
I'm setting up to upgrade my system to potato (while I sleep :) and know
that there's not enough room in /var/cache/apt/archives/. I've got another
partition to work with and could either symlink that dir to the new
partition, or move /var over (it's on it's own part. now).
Question is... which is likely best? Or should I go into mtab and mount the
new partition at /var/cache/apt/archives/ (if that's possible)?
And am I correst in thinking that a
cp -aR /var/* /newpartition
followed by mtab changes is correct for shifting partitions? I seem to
recall this as the MO for such stuff.
Does apt go outside of /var/cache/apt/archives/ for unpacking? I.e. could I
run into space problems elsewhere? /tmp is on a partition with ~70 Mb free.