I was trying to upgrade a system but I was getting a,

You don't have enough free space in /var/cache/apt/archives/.

I tried to apt-get autoremove, apt-get clean and still nothing.

There is no space left at root:


And then read somewhere that, installing libapt-pkg5.0 manually that this issue could be fixed, so I tried to install but there was some missing dependencies and it stops, then I notice that I was no longer able to use apt anymore.

I have also reboot this system, but the problem persists. I have also run sudo ldconfig, but same result.

Do you know how can I solve this?

If you need more info do help feel free to ask.


1 Answer 1


Seems like I have installed a non compatible libapt-pkg5.0 for my debian 9 so I just downloaded the right version of that lib,

wget http://ftp.br.debian.org/debian/pool/main/a/apt/libapt-pkg5.0_1.4.9_amd64.deb

and install it through,

dpkg -i libapt-pkg5.0_1.4.9_amd64.deb

and it came back to live again.

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