View Full Version : [ubuntu] question, removing ALL deb files, posible adverse affects? karmic

January 31st, 2010, 08:11 PM
ive done this on a previous install , searched for the deb file using gksudo nautilus, the deleted them using shift del . it made my computer way faster, way faster. but i dont know if any of my programs need the debs to be installed. i wouldnt think so , but im not sure thats why im here. any help would be great:D

January 31st, 2010, 08:14 PM
If you mean the files in /var/cache/apt/archives you can safely delete them with "sudo apt-get clean", although I don't know how much that will help performance.

January 31st, 2010, 08:17 PM
The deb file is a glorified tarball really, it decompresses itself and puts the files in the right place. It is comparable to an exe file on windows

January 31st, 2010, 08:38 PM
so once the program is installed the deb is useless, so it should be safe to remove them.
im going through the install log of that install, something i did increased my computer speed at least ten fold. trying to figure out what it was, had dual monitor 3d graphics blazing fast.
tx for the info!