I tried this command, but nothing changed. How can I do it?

sudo ln -s /media/myFlash/temp  /var/cache/apt/archives

I am not sure if you want to make the changes permanent. The solution differs between temporal and permanent.

If you want to make them permanent, try:

cd /new/cache/destinantion
mkdir partial
vim /etc/apt/apt.conf

Then add this:

dir::cache::archives /new/cache/destinantion;

For the symlink make sure you have copied and/or moved the archives from /media/myFlash/temp to /var/cache/apt/archives before creating the symlink. The creation of the symbolic will delete your current cache.

Here is a good post I found that can help you: Change an apt cache folder location

  • ty , it works . – Shervin Gharib Dec 15 '13 at 21:50
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    Works! Please edit the string "moved the archives from /media/myFlash/temp to /var/cache/apt/archives" to "moved the archives from /var/cache/apt/archives to /media/myFlash/temp" – eifersucht Dec 12 '16 at 13:18

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