[lug] Debian update/upgrade
Gary.Hodges at noaa.gov
Tue Jun 22 14:04:25 MDT 2004
Question on apt-get update (upgrade).
When I perform an apt-get update/upgrade at the start of upgrade I am
told that x MB will be downloaded and usually some small size, e.g. 4 k,
will be required after unpacking. I've been assuming that the
downloaded files were deleted but it looks like I am increasing disk
usage by the full amount downloaded each time and I'm quickly running
out of space. I see that downloaded files are filling up
/var/cache/apt/archive . I guess it is safe to delete these, but is
there a flag that says to delete the files after the upgrade? I'm not
seeing it with "man apt-get," but I usually need to post a question
before I'm able to find the answer myself.
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