Question about Synaptc

Ioannis Vranos cppdeveloper at
Wed Apr 28 19:31:09 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-04-28 at 22:07 +0300, Marius Gedminas wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 09:43:55PM +0300, Ioannis Vranos wrote:
> > OS: Ubuntu 9.10.
> > 
> > Does anyone know, what does the Synaptic option "only delete packages
> > which are no longer available"? 
> It's in Preferences -> Files -> Temporary Files.
> It means that your system will cache downloaded package files only as
> long as those are still available in the repository.  In other words,
> when an update comes out and you download it, the .deb file for the
> older version of that package will be deleted from your cache.
> In practical terms, it doesn't matter much.  The package cache is useful
> if you remove a package and decide to reinstall it later; that'll save
> you some downloading time at the cost of some disk space.
> Marius Gedminas

I want to create an Updates CD using the cache, for off line
installations, that's why I asked.

Ioannis Vranos

C95 / C++03 Software Developer

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