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    What does contains pkgcache.bin under /var/cache/apt ? Why if have 2 computer ... after making apt-get update the pkgcache.bin is not the same ? I have tried to deleted this and I have noted that pkgcache.bin will be created by a apt-get update ... it is dangerous to delete pkgcache.bin ?

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    Emergent AI Rog131's Avatar
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    Re: pkgcache.bin

    From googles mouth:

    APT-RPM configuration options
    pkgcache Apt's memory mapped package cache location, normally /var/cache/apt/pkgcache.bin

    it is dangerous to delete pkgcache.bin ?
    No - package managers just make new one.

    Sometimes it is good to remove pkgcache.bin:
    apt-get, aptitude, synaptic, update- manager crash
    Try removing /var/cache/apt/pkgcache.bin and /var/cache/apt/srcpkgcache.bin then re-run apt-get update
    See for the bug that has been logged ( is the launchpad link)
    Before you edit, BACKUP !

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