bugSynaptic - Bugs: bug #22528, Temporary File Delete


bug #22528: Temporary File Delete

Submitted by:  Alistair <aliby>
Submitted on:  Mon 10 Mar 2008 10:17:34 AM UTC  
Category: NoneSeverity: 3 - Normal
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Mon 10 Mar 2008 10:42:37 AM UTC, comment #1:

Sorry ...

When I tried removing the CD-ROM repositories from the lists I saw that the first "Feature" was actually working and removed old
versions/ leaving new sub versions.

Perhaps more motivation to add the second feature

Alistair <aliby>
Mon 10 Mar 2008 10:17:34 AM UTC, original submission:

The "temporary Files" section in the "Files" Tab under "Preferences" doesn't seems to work
(or I don't know how to trigger it)

- I assume "Only delete packages which are no longer available" is the same as executing the command "apt-get autoclean", however the latter reduces the number of archived files substantially.
- Thinking it required "triggering" I tried the button "Delete Cached Package Files" but this was disastrous as it did a "apt-get clean" and emptied the archive.

Features to add if this is working:
- extended or optional inteligence with new versions/ sub versions eg. both "kdebase-bin_4%3a3.5.8-0ubuntu2.2_i386.deb" and the older "kdebase-bin_4%3a3.5.8-0ubuntu2_i386.deb" are kept whereas I want to delete the older one.
- It would be great to have an option to temporarily remove "CD-ROM/DVD" repositories from the lists so that the older versions are also deleted from the archive (as they no longer appear in the lists)

Alistair <aliby>


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