The copy-on-write basis on with cowbuilder works is handy for building packages in a clean environment, but cowbuilder, like pbuilder, will leave you with an ever-growing pile of packages in /var/cache/pbuilder/aptcache. This is particularly a problem if you have a sid chroot as the rate of package turnover is quite high.

There are a number of ways of combatting this:

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