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Re: apt-get problems

Frodo Baggins wrote:
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> kmself@ix.netcom.com scripsit:
> >On Wed, Jul 12, 2000 at 02:15:49PM +0200, Jens Luedicke wrote:
> >> Hi there ...
> >>
> >> ...apt-get fetched all the lists but when it was reading/parsing
> >> the lists, I got an error message:
> >>
> >> E: Dynamic MMap ran out of room!
> >> ...
> >
> >Looks suspiciously as if you're out of memory.  Not unlikely when trying
> >to install a mess of packages.  What's your memory situation look like?
> >Swap?
> It's not exactly the same thing, but I'd like to give you a warn (I
> know, I know, I sould signal it as a bug... I'll do). In the In the
> "Installing Debian/Linux 2.1 for Intel x86" document they say, about
> partitioning (section 4.2. Planing the use of the System"):
> [...] Notably, the Debian '/var' partition contains a lot of state
> information. [...], you should usually allocate at least 50Mb for
> /var.
> Well, I did it. I even allocated 128Mb, just to be on the sure
> side. But during istallation it crashed. Infact, apt uses a
> subdirectory of /var to put packages dowloaded but not yet installed
> and at installation time you need a lot of packages.
> Then it seems to me that there are only two alternatives:
>   make an huge /var partition, knowing that there will be a lot of
> unused space after your installation is complete, or
>   don't make a partition neither of /var nor /usr, make a huge /
> partition and let the system use the space as it needs.

Like Yoda said, "There is another...":
Don't choose _everything_ you're going to want all at once at
installation time.  Get your software in stages.

And... hey! Where'd that little hobbit go?

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