When doing a release upgrade I get the error:
The upgrade has aborted. The upgrade needs a total of 1,279 M free space on disk '/'.
I used to solve this problem by moving the /var/cache/apt directory to my home partition (which has plenty of space), and then making a symlink to it:
sudo mv /var/cache/apt ~/. sudo ln -s ~/apt /var/cache/apt
This worked up till 16.04. It appears to no longer work in 16.10.
Does anybody know a way to get around this disk space issue without installing from a USB key or uninstalling packages?