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Re: Are /var/cache/apt/archive files essential?

On Fri, 03 Jun 2005 15:44:46 -0400
"Thomas H. George" <xyz@spininternet.com> wrote:

> Suddenly I have used up all 9 Gbytes of the /var partition.  I 
> eliminated some of the gzipped log files but that didn't help much. 
> For  the moment I moved all of the /var/cache/apt/archive files -
> about 3  Gbytes - to another partition. The system is still working
> but I don't  know how much damage this might cause in the future.
> I note that there are multiple entries for most of the packages in the
> archive with dates going back two or three years.  Perhaps it would
> have  been better to weed out the older entries.  If so, is there a
> simple way  to do this?
> Tom George
as root:

apt-get clean

doesn't get much simpler.

Cybe R. Wizard
Q: What's the difference between MicroSoft Windows and a virus? 
A: Apart from the fact that viruses are supported by their authors, 
use optimized, small code and usually perform well, none.

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