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Problem with apt-get update

after installing a minimal potato system , I wanted to make an update with 
"apt-get update" and got the following error (this output is after a secopnd 

Hit http://security.debian.org stable/updates/main Packages
Hit http://security.debian.org stable/updates/main Release
Hit http://security.debian.org stable/updates/contrib Packages
Hit http://security.debian.org stable/updates/contrib Release
Hit http://security.debian.org stable/updates/non-free Packages
Hit http://security.debian.org stable/updates/non-free Release
Hit http://non-us.debian.org stable/non-US/main Packages
Hit http://non-us.debian.org stable/non-US/main Release
Hit http://non-us.debian.org stable/non-US/contrib Packages
Hit http://non-us.debian.org stable/non-US/contrib Release
Hit http://non-us.debian.org stable/non-US/non-free Packages
Hit http://non-us.debian.org stable/non-US/non-free Release
Hit http://http.us.debian.org stable/main Packages
Hit http://http.us.debian.org stable/main Release
Hit http://http.us.debian.org stable/contrib Packages
Hit http://http.us.debian.org stable/contrib Release
Hit http://http.us.debian.org stable/non-free Packages
Hit http://http.us.debian.org stable/non-free Release
Hit ftp://ftp.de.debian.org sid/main Packages
Hit ftp://ftp.de.debian.org sid/main Release
Hit ftp://ftp.de.debian.org sid/contrib Packages
Hit ftp://ftp.de.debian.org sid/contrib Release
Hit ftp://ftp.de.debian.org sid/non-free Packages
Hit ftp://ftp.de.debian.org sid/non-free Release
Hit ftp://ftp.de.debian.org sid/non-US/main Packages
Hit ftp://ftp.de.debian.org sid/non-US/main Release
Hit ftp://ftp.de.debian.org sid/non-US/contrib Packages
Hit ftp://ftp.de.debian.org sid/non-US/contrib Release
Hit ftp://ftp.de.debian.org sid/non-US/non-free Packages
Hit ftp://ftp.de.debian.org sid/non-US/non-free Release
Reading Package Lists...
E: Dynamic MMap ran out of room
E: Error occured while processing pcmcia-modules-2.4.19-386 (NewVersion1)
E: Problem with MergeList 
E: Unable to write mmap - msync (12 Cannot allocate memory)
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

is there an easy way out?
I'm not a debian professional and would greatly appreciate some help  to be 
able to undestand what is happening here and how to fix this problem.

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