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Re: huge tree of package descriptions in /var/tmp



on Thu, Jul 26, 2001 at 08:13:18PM -0400, Andrew Pimlott (andrew@pimlott.ne.mediaone.net) wrote:
> I fear this question will have an embarassing answer, but I just
> found a large file tree in /var/tmp/filexQ70qA on my Debian Woody
> system.  The contents seem to be some form of the Debian packages
> database.  filexQ70qA/ contains a huge number of directiories (~
> 5000--BTW, that takes a while to list in ext2 ;) ), each named after
> a Debian package.  Each of those directories contains a single file
> of the same name, whose contents is the packages entry for that
> package (eg, libapache-request-perl/libapache-request-perl contains
> "Package: libapache-request-perl\n...").  The whole tree takes up
> about 50 megs.

I found same, dated sometime in May.  ~ May 8, IIRC.  Was out of space
on /var, deleted same last night.  No adverse effe!@#$%^&*(...lost
carrier

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