Is there a script to remove old packages from local disk

Corinna Vinschen
Wed Jun 17 13:10:00 GMT 2009

On Jun 17 13:54, Dave Korn wrote:
> Christopher Faylor wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 06:16:17PM -0400, Ralph Hempel wrote:
> >> Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >> <duck>
> >>
> >> Wouldn't it be nice if setup knew enough to remove the bz2 files for
> >> packages that were no longer current?
> >>
> >> </duck>
> > 
> > No need to duck.  I think setup really should just delete the files
> > when it is done with them if you choose "install from internet".
>   Keeping the accumulated older versions cached in the local package dir has
> saved my skin and/or been a handy source of historical reference material on
> numerous occasions.  So if we're going to add a "tidy up local package dir"
> behaviour, I reckon it should be governed by another check-box on the final
> page, alongside the "create menu item" and "create shortcut" boxes.

Since I'm using a local mirror and thus the local download option
exclusively, this isn't as important to me as an option on the
installer page to brew some coffee(*) during installation.  It would
be nice(TM) if somebody would add it finally.


(*) No decaf, please.  My hippos tend to sleep too much without caffeine.

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