Automatically cleaning the APT cache after update

Registered by Arnold J Noronha on 2007-04-15

It would be nice if the graphical update-manager runs an "apt-get autoclean" after updating.

Lots of users will not know what to do when they start finding themselves running out of disk space.

--arnie

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Is this really wise? If someone does an update/upgrade then finds their machine can no longer get on the network as a result (maybe network-manager broken) then they have no way to reinstall the older version of the package (which would normally still be hanging around in the cache). Maybe a better proposal would be "make update manager display how much space is taken up by the apt cache, and have a button for clearing it".

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