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Re: MX Cleanup

#41 Post by Adrian » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:11 am

it uses "apt-get autoclean" by default that removes old version of the .debs that are not available in the repos anymore, you can also use the switch to "remove all" that runs "apt-get clean".

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Re: MX Cleanup

#42 Post by asqwerth » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:27 am

Thanks, Adrian.

According to this: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2243852

Autoclean will keep only the .deb of the presently-installed version of the package, since all older versions of the .deb won't be in the repos once the current one is there.

So if, say, VLC is now at 3.0.2, then version 3.0.1 is not in the repo any more and autoclean will remove it.

It's not exactly as having a cache-cleaning command where you can set something like "current + 2", meaning the cleaning command will not remove the current and previous 2 versions of the VLC package, e.g. versions 3.0.1 and 3.0.0 are still retained.
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