Re: /var getting full-SOLVED!
Dale Morris wrote:
> this is an easy one, /var was being filled by apt-cache and cleaned up by
> running apt-get clean
Actually, /var/cache/apt is both filled and cleaned by apt-get. As I
understand it, apt-cache is for querying and manipulating the contents
And yes, whoever named the apt utilties needs to be slapped. My
favorite example of their poor naming is using apt-get to remove a
package. That's a bit like using the start button in Windows to
shutdown the system.
And isn't it funny that there's no "apt" binary? You'd think that with
a tool named "apt" the actually frontend would be named "apt" also.
Oh well. I didn't write it and I'm not contributing code, so I guess I
can't complain too much.