[SOLVED] Remove a software channel in LMDE and cleanup

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[SOLVED] Remove a software channel in LMDE and cleanup

Postby vistad on Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:08 am

Guys,
I carelessly added some software channel to my list of software channels, and 3 days later my LMDE informed me I am running out of space on root partition. I don't remember the channel name - I just remember it had the word "backports" in it. Where is the list of channels in LMDE? After I delete the channel, how do I clean the system of all its packages? Thanks in advance!
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Re: Root partition is suddenly running out of space

Postby anmys on Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:30 am

vistad wrote:Where is the list of channels in LMDE?


I presume that by channel you mean the entries in the sources.list. This file is in /etc/apt. You can use

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sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list


and remove the unwanted entries.

After I delete the channel, how do I clean the system of all its packages?


Open a terminal, and do

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sudo apt-get clean


All the downloaded deb files are stored in /var/cache/apt/archives. The above command deletes those files freeing up the space.

Regards.
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Re: Root partition is suddenly running out of space

Postby vistad on Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:16 am

Anmys, thank you!

I found the cnannel I added - it is
deb http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports lenny-backports main

Does anyone knows what channel is it?
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