old contents of /var/cache/apt/apt-file/

Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Wed Jul 28 16:01:07 UTC 2010


On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 08:58:21AM -0700, NoOp wrote:
> On 07/28/2010 07:57 AM, Adam Funk wrote:
> > I noticed  (while looking at the stuff in /var/cache/apt/archives/)
> > that my /var/cache/apt/apt-file/ directory contains a lot of old files
> > (feisty through karmic) as well as the current lucid ones.  I guess
> > they never get purged!  Is there any reason not to delete them myself?
> 
> Normally '$ sudo apt-get clean' will clean the entire archive.

apt-file is a different tool:
http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/lucid/en/man1/apt-file.1.html

Try apt-file purge

Marius Gedminas
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