/var got really big

Chris Mohler cr33dog at gmail.com
Thu Oct 16 20:12:28 UTC 2008

On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 3:04 PM, John Hubbard <ender8282 at yahoo.com> 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 should sort you out.


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