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Re: How to specify a different apt archive directory

On Sun, Feb 03, 2008 at 12:42:06AM -0800, Ravi wrote:
> Normally the packages downloaded by apt are copied to /var/cache/apt/
> archives/ . But I am low on disk space for root partition. How can I
> ask apt to download those files to another directory and use then from
> there for later use also.

Where do you have space? 

This is a good reason why /var/ shouldn't be on the / partition.
Especially /var/cache (and /var/spool).  

Why not create a partition and mount it on /var/cache in fstab, rather
than messing with the FHS?


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