I'm using dpkg (Cydia), and a package keeps saying that it's downloading 26.2 MB, and resuming at 166.0 kB. It is consistently failing to install properly. Is there a way to clear this "saved data" and start the download fresh again?


On Debian-based systems, apt-get downloads *.deb files under /var/cache/apt/archives/ (dpkg does not download anything by itself, it only manages the packages locally).

Searching suggests, it's just a bit different on iOS, and the path is /private/var/cache/apt/archives, partucularly, you probably want to remove /private/var/cache/apt/archives/partial/*.deb

  • Works great, /var symlinks to /private/var on iOS. – tkbx Feb 5 '13 at 15:43

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