/var got really big

John Hubbard ender8282 at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 16 20:04:52 UTC 2008

I have a 1 day old install of ubuntu 8.04 server.  My /var directory is 
pretty big.  It seems that most of it is a collection of about 900MB of 
.debs in /var/cache/apt/archives.  (I installed kde, gnome and xfce 
desktops) I usually won't worry too much but I installed /var on a 
separate 3GB partition and if it keeps growing it will run out of 
space.  My laptop's /var is only 90MB which is what led me to think 3GB 
would be plenty of space.  Do the files in the apt archive ever get 
cleaned out?  Is it safe to delete them?


To be or not to be, that is the question
                2b || !2b
(0b10)*(0b1100010) || !(0b10)*(0b1100010)
        0b11000100 || !0b11000100
        0b11000100 || 0b00111011
        255, that is the answer.

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