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Old 07-09-2005, 07:42 AM   #1
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can I saftly remove .deb files?

I have .deb files left over from kernel and java installs. Can I remove those .deb files without hurting anything?

I the java case, I think I also have a .bin file left over.
Old 07-09-2005, 08:05 AM   #2
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It should be fine to remove them, I usually clear downloaded .deb files once the package has been installed. It simply means that if you call the installer again, your system will need to download the required .deb files again again rather than reading them from the cache.
Old 07-11-2005, 06:36 AM   #3
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If you downloaded the files via apt, they should be in /var/cache/apt and you can simply delete them by typing as root
apt-get clean


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