Here is the situation. In Synaptic Package Manager, suppose I want to download package files of package_name. I follow following steps: Select package_name> Mark for installation > Accept additional needed package installation dialogue (if any) > Apply. Then a prompt shows me which package will be installed, upgraded and removed. There is also a checkbox "Download Only". I tick it and click OK. Then it finishes downloading packages after a few minutes. My question is, where do the downloaded package goes?


The files are downloaded into /var/cache/apt/archives/ alongside other downloaded deb packages. To clean this folder run apt-get clean as root.

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  • Or apt-get autoclean if you want to retain the debs of packages currently installed on your system. – Shadur Jun 13 '12 at 13:37

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