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

Sebastiaan wrote:

> Yes: rm /var/cache/apt/archives/*
> You usually update packages only, or install it once. You won't harm your
> system if you remove the old packages. If it is needed, the packages will
> be downloaded again.

Not if it isn't in the repository anymore. It's nice to be able to work
around a broken package by downgrading to the old one. These days
especially, the predecessor to a broken sid package may not be in
testing or stable.

I prefer to keep the two most recent versions of any package. That way I
have a local downgrade solution on those occasions when one is needed.


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