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Old 06-13-2012, 08:39 AM   #1
ciremai
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how to manage application files in linux


I try to find this kind of question in this forum but i can not find it
this is my question,
in windo...z i usually save all application files that i've downloaded from internet. so I can re-use it to reinstall the application in case i have to do that.

how can i do that in linux?

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Old 06-13-2012, 08:48 AM   #2
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depends what distro you're using etc. IF you're downloading packages yourself then you can put them wherever you want, but generally there's no need to go find anything like that, you'd just let your package manager system, e.g. yum, apt-get etc, deal with this for you. You can tweak the config to save the packages, e.g. for yum you can set "keepcache=1" in /etc/yum.conf but generally this isn't what you do. you'd just download it again.
 
Old 06-13-2012, 09:36 AM   #3
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thanks for your tips on using YUM
I usually using apt-get install for automatic installation or downloading the source files (tarball) to install manually. I keep the tarball files as master-files (to reinstall) but I don't know how to keep the master-files using apt-get install
 
Old 06-13-2012, 09:47 AM   #4
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I would generally suggest not bothering.


but if the debs are not already found in /var/cache/apt/archives/ then you can use the -d flag (see manpage) to download them.
 
  


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