Bug#657085: Please increase the size of APT::Cache-Limit. Current value: 25165824. -- but ignores setting
David Kalnischkies wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 04:49, Daniel Hartwig <email@example.com> wrote:
>> As a temporary fix, you can try setting APT::Cache-Fallback "true"
> mhh. Jonathan (cc'ed) claims in his mail to control that this workaround works.
After further experimentation, I think you're right that it doesn't.
APT::Cache-Fallback seems to just change the error message.
With APT::Cache-Fallback, instead of the original message, after
sending out that email I got a message about realloc() being called
with an invalid pointer. It was reproducible.
As a workaround, I limited the number of sources.list lines to
something small. Then I was able to install dselect and use its FTP
method to move on with work. Unfortunately, for some reason, I can't
reproduce the original problem any more --- maybe the APT cache was
populated or the state of the "available" file is involved somehow.
> Is the system low on memory maybe? Getting more than 25 MB of consecutive
> memory might be harder than it sounds sometimes. For me at least the effect
> of the setting above sounds like a placebo.
The system has 600 MiB or so of memory, 500 of that RAM, most of it
usually free. This was in a new installation of Debian 6.0.3 on
kfreebsd-i386. The first thing I did after logging into the new
system was to add sid and experimental to sources.list and "apt-get
update", which triggered the "Please increase the size of
APT::Cache-Limit. Current value: 25165824" message.
Sorry for the nonsense.