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Re: Proposal: A new approach to differential debs




* Christian Seiler <christian@xxxxxxxx> [170813 18:59]:
> (Setting reply-to to debian-devel@ only as I don't think this
> should continue on debian-dpkg@ and deity@)
> 
> On 08/14/2017 12:29 AM, Marvin Renich wrote:
> > * Christian Seiler <christian@xxxxxxxx> [170813 13:19]:
> >> On 08/13/2017 07:11 PM, Peter Silva wrote:
> >>>> apt by default automatically deletes packages files after a successful install,
> >>>
> >>> I don't think it does that.
> >>
> >> The "apt" command line tool doesn't, but traditional "apt-get" does, as
> >> does "aptitude". This was documented in the release notes of Jessie and
> >> the changelog of the APT package when the "apt" wrapper was introduced.
> > 
> > This differs from my experience.  My laptop's /var/cache/apt/archives/
> > directory has 3459 .deb files.  I use aptitude almost exclusively, and I
> > update several times a week.
> 
> Erm, rereading my text, I misspoke a bit, I meant the opposite of
> what I said:
> 
>  - apt-get / aptitude leave /var/cache/apt/archives lying around
>  - apt doesn't

Thanks.  My system isn't completely backwards, then!

> > Is there an apt.conf parameter that controls this?
[snipped good answers]

Thanks.  I won't need the apt.conf entry, since it applies to apt, not
apt-get and aptitude, but I appreciate your pointing it out.

...Marvin