/var got really big

Smoot Carl-Mitchell smoot at tic.com
Thu Oct 16 20:11:09 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-10-16 at 13:04 -0700, John Hubbard wrote:
> 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?


sudo apt-get clean

That will clean out the local cache.
Smoot Carl-Mitchell
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