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Re: /var/cache/apt/archives is big

Alan Chandler <alan@chandlerfamily.org.uk> schrieb:
> My /var/cache/apt/archives directory seems to have nearly a gig of
> .deb files.  I notice there is more than one version of each (it looks
> like its always 2).
> Is there a command to shrink it?

"apt-get clean" and "apt-get autoclean"

|   clean  clean clears out the local repository of  retrieved
|          package  files.  It removes everything but the lock
|          file     from     /var/cache/apt/archives/      and
|          /var/cache/apt/archive/partial/.  When  APT is used
|          as a dselect(8) method, clean is run automatically.
|          Those  who  do  not use dselect will likely want to
|          run apt-get clean from time to time to free up disk
|          space.
|   autoclean
|          Like  clean, autoclean clears out the local reposi­
|          tory of retrieved package files. The difference  is
|          that  it  only  removes  package  files that can no
|          longer be downloaded, and are largely useless. This
|          allows  a cache to be maintained over a long period
|          without it growing out of control.  The  configura­
|          tion   option   APT::Clean-Installed  will  prevent
|          installed packages from being erased if it  is  set
|          off.

Thomas Weinbrenner

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