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darkleaf 07-05-2004 03:13 AM

where is apt.conf?
I have an error with apt's cachesize (I have only 10 sources in my sources.list :S) and now I need to change it in apt.conf. The problem is in /etc/apt I only have apt.conf.d which I can't change with a normal text editor, and I don't know how to do that another way. Do I need to change this file and how or do I just make apt.conf myself and add the cachesize line to it?

thanks for the help!

salbox 07-05-2004 03:48 AM

Hi there,

so you can't find your apt.conf? It must be there!
apt.conf.d is, like the name says a directory! try to change to the diretory and you must get something like this:

***@linux:/etc/apt/apt.conf.d> ll
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 390 2004-05-15 21:51 apt.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 164 2004-05-29 17:26 gpg-checker.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 102 2004-05-16 21:59 list-extras.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 48 2004-05-16 21:59 list-nodeps.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 206 2004-05-16 21:59 pkglog.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 101 2004-05-16 21:59 post.conf

contents of this dir. is on debian as it is on suse the same!

let me know if I helped you!:p

darkleaf 07-05-2004 05:29 AM

O lol so .d stands for directory :newbie:

BTW I found something. It ended up to be in /usr/share/doc/apt/examples so I hope it's more than an example and the actual file that's used. In /etc/apt/apt.conf.d there's only 1 file 70debconf and in /etc/apt only the sources.list

edit it's only an example and kfind and whereis don't find anything else :S how can something work without files lol. Maybe I should try finding it as non-root or it might be hidden? How do I make hidden files visible in kde

salbox 07-05-2004 05:52 AM


i don't know where your trouble is...? I guess that you want to know where apt is located...whereis apt returns:
cs@linux:/etc/apt/apt.conf.d> whereis apt
apt: /usr/bin/apt /etc/apt /usr/lib/apt /usr/share/man/man1/apt.1.gz /usr/share/man/man8/apt.8.gz
See, whereis does not find the examples!

U found the examples for apt config files. Apt does not automatically use those files, they have to be in the /etc/apt directory!

Is your apt working in any way?

darkleaf 07-05-2004 05:59 AM

My apt is working but I have trouble with the cache size. Now I have to change apt.conf to allow larger cache but the apt.conf file is gone or something.

in /etc/apt i have apt.conf.d and sources.list
in /etc/apt/apt.conf.d I have the file 70debconf

those are all the files.

If I search for apt.conf I only find the example above.

I did find a workaround for the cache problem, just commenting some lines out but a workaround is not a solution. So I'd like to know where the apt.conf file and those otehr files you mentioned that should be in /etc/apt and /etc/apt/apt.conf.d are?

lotheac 07-05-2004 09:53 AM

I don't have apt.conf anywhere either, but as `man apt.conf' says:

... When an APT tool starts up it will read the configuration specified by the APT_CONFIG environment variable (if any) ...
So it seems to me there doesn't need to be a config file unless you want to change something, and since this is the case, maybe you should make your own conf file based on the example configuration. Read `man apt.conf'. :)

darkleaf 07-05-2004 11:52 AM

OK will try that :) Thanks for the help!

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