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Re: how to maintain /var on a debian system


On Tue, Jan 14, 2003 at 11:06:42PM -0500, nick lidakis wrote:
> I have tried googling and looking at ldp.org for this answer, but I
> can't seem to find anything relevant. How does one maintain /var?
> I'm trying to apt-get dist-upgrade my laptop and it's telling me I dont
> have enough space to hold all the debs. df shows 92% used out a 300MB
> partition. /var seems to be slowly filling up, but what can I safely
> delete from var to trim it down?

there are various configurations/utilities you can use to do this,
but i can't remember off the top of my head what they are.  a quick
hack fix:

rm -f /var/cache/apt/archives/*.deb

should free up a good amount of space.


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