Installed packages

Ansgar Burchardt ansgar at
Sun May 25 16:02:34 UTC 2008


Andrea Monaco <timothy94 at> writes:
> Where are the installed packages stored?

What exactly do you mean?  There are several answers depending on what
you are looking for...

There is meta-information, such as the list of installed packages,
which files belong the which package, scripts that should be run when
installing/removing a package, ... in /var/lib/dpkg.

When installing packages from the net via apt, a copy of the *.deb files
is stored in /var/cache/apt/archives, but those are no longer required
and may be deleted after install (apt-get clean does this).


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