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Old 01-18-2012, 11:32 AM   #1
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In Ubuntu, how do I remove original archives after installation?


I didn't know that I was supposed to do this until I read about Foxit for Linux. How can I find the original archive for packagers that I had installed in the past? Wouldn't I need to remove original archives for PPA's?

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Old 01-18-2012, 02:26 PM   #2
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Removing installer packages is optional. You may either delete them because the applications are installed so you don't need the installers anymore, or you may keep them safe somewhere in case you need them again. I always keep those for applications that are somewhat difficult to find and/or are not in the official repositories or risk being discontinued and becoming extinct.

If you want to delete the installer packages, they should be... well, wherever you saved them when you downloaded them in the first place.
 
Old 01-20-2012, 09:58 AM   #3
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Sorry that I didn't mention that my distribution is Ubuntu
 
Old 01-21-2012, 11:28 AM   #4
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I think that I found the answer at Psychocats:

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Type this command to edit the repositories list. The terminal is case-sensitive, and the -B parameter creates a backup of the file before editing it.
Code:
sudo nano -B /etc/apt/sources.list
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This will bring up the sources.list file in the Nano text editor. Remove the # sign from any line that looks like a web address.
I just don't know how to read a nano file, the command is carrot+R, how do I type a carrot?
 
Old 01-21-2012, 11:33 AM   #5
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Not carrot. It's caret, which is ^. Used as shorthand for the Ctrl key.
 
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Sorry but you are on the wrong track with editing /etc/apt/sources.list. This is an important system file, don't edit it unless you are 100% sure what you're doing!

Actually the command to clear your archived package cache is very simple:

Code:
sudo apt-get clean
It is not necessary to run this command, but if you are running low on disk space, it will help a little.
 
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