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Author Topic: FTP subdirectory under /home?  (Read 599 times)
RonB
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« on: November 21, 2010, 04:40:00 pm »

Just curious, what's the purpose of the FTP subdirectory under /home? Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2010, 05:58:06 pm »

See for yourself! That's where packages you download through slapt-get/gslapt are stored. It makes it easy to install those packages if you need to.
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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2010, 06:12:46 pm »

See for yourself! That's where packages you download through slapt-get/gslapt are stored. It makes it easy to install those packages if you need to.

I knew they were packages. I just didn't see the point. For example, I've got three versions of Firefox there on this SOHO install, 3.6.10, 3.6.11 and 3.6.12. Is this kind of like Windows temporary files from updates -- so you can regress if you want to? Can they be safely deleted? Or is this something that shouldn't be messed with?

Thanks.
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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2010, 09:23:58 am »

Yes, yes, yes and "whatever you want".  Wink

To clear out old files, in Gslapt click Edit > Preferences > "Working Directory" tab > "Delete Cached Package Files" button.
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RonB
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2010, 06:58:25 pm »

Yes, yes, yes and "whatever you want".  Wink

To clear out old files, in Gslapt click Edit > Preferences > "Working Directory" tab > "Delete Cached Package Files" button.

Okay, thanks! I've just about run out of questions (for now).  I really do seem to stretch that "There is no dumb question" theory to its limits. But I'm learning quite a bit. Thanks to everyone for their patience.

I guess I do have one more question. Is the FTP subdirectory under /home a Slackware "thing?" Or is this unique to Vector?
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