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

"Karsten M. Self" wrote:
> 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
I also recently found this and I do NOT have any idea what it is. Any
Debian package maintainers know what this is?? Looks like it might have
something to do with dpkg-- I checked and the corresponding description
was not removed when I deleted a package. Also I noticed that the dates
seem to be the same on all of the descriptions. all Jun.26 16:37 or
16:38 time-stamped.

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