delete temp package?

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at
Sun Nov 26 19:20:35 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2006-11-26 at 14:08 -0500, beinan li wrote:
> Can I delete the .deb files fetched by apt-get after installation
> to save some space?
> If not, what bad could happen? 

Yes you can: in Synaptic (menu System/Administration), go to menu
Settings, open Preferences, then go to the tab "Files". Choose option
"Delete  downloaded packages after installation" [1], or "Only delete
packages which are no longer available" [2] . You can also click the
button "Delete Cached Package Files" to delete immediately.

[1] This is equivalent to the command line command "sudo aptitude clean"
[2] This will only delete packages that are not in the repository
anymore. It is equivalent to "sudo aptitude autoclean"

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