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Re: /var/archive

Tony van der Hoff wrote:
On 23 Jan at 18:15 Gerard Robin <g.robin3@free.fr> wrote

sudo apt-get clean

Done that - works a treat!
What is the object of the archive, though?

When you download .debs, this is the default location where they are stored for subsequent installation. Many people, once the .debs have been installed, can then delete them (as per Gerard's suggestion above), but some folks like to keep them around for various reasons (such as using the archive to then install the packages on another 19 machines in a school computer lab without having to download them another 19 times, etc).


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