[lug] Debian update/upgrade

Ed Moxley ed at moxleynet.com
Tue Jun 22 14:07:55 MDT 2004

apt-get clean

On Tue, 2004-06-22 at 14:04, Gary Hodges wrote:
> 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.
> Gary
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