Old package states should be cleaned up by the package_daemon
|Reported by:||leavengood||Owned by:||leavengood|
I fixed the slow boot times issue related to old package states: #12498
But the old states still consume excessive disk space.
My idea to fix this is just to keep the number of old states to some maximum, like 10 or 20. I thought about considering time (AKA the age of the states), but after thinking about it more I don't think that really should matter.
Relevant forum threads:
Some feedback from users in the above thread indicates that maybe some states should be marked in some way so they aren't deleted. That seems to potentially really complicate things.
More users are complaining about it here: