Re: /var/lib/apt/lists/partial fills entire partition
* Tony van der Hoff <email@example.com> [2015-09-01 14:17 +0200]:
> On this jessie box I have started to see /var/lib/apt/lists/partial
> gradually filling the entire 2.7 GiB /var partition with hundreds of
> smallish files. Google show some results for a similar, but not
> identical problem for Ubuntu but I can't find anything matching this.
> This problem has developed over the last few days.
> A partial directory listing is attached (to circumvent wrapping).
> Can anyone suggest a remedy to this problem, please?
# apt-get clean
clean clears out the local repository of retrieved package files. It
removes everything but the lock file from /var/cache/apt/archives/ and
So after an apt-get update /var/lib/apt/lists/partial should be
recharged at least to zero size.
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