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Re: need sources.list example for lan with approx-server




On 2019-03-27, rlharris@xxxxxxxxxx <rlharris@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 2019.03.27 07:12, Greg Wooledge wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 11:01:38AM +1100, David wrote:
>>> The important differences to be aware of are probably:
><snip>
>
>> Also:
>>  * apt removes the .deb files that it downloads, after installing them.
>>    apt-get leaves them in /var/cache/.  This is configurable, I think.
>
><snip>
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>> And probably more that I'm not remembering or never encountered before
>> switching back to apt-*.
>
> Interesting.  But though I am keyboard-oriented, my preference is 
> Synaptic, because I typically am searching for a particular feature in a 
> package, and for this the package summaries presented by Synaptic save 
> me time.
>
>

I haven't noticed 'apt' deleting the download cache by default here on
my Stretch machine; I also 'apt clean' periodically for this very reason
(that argument being accepted by apt and more*, although it remains
undocumented so as to not confuse and/or clutter the minds of the hoi
polloi).

* https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=781237

In the time-frame of the cited bug (October, 2015), at least, one thread
participant opined that the automatic clean-up in apt had yet to be
"implemented". Has it been done since somewhere?