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Re: apt too big for its britches

On Mon, Jun 02, 2003 at 05:00:48PM +0200, VEGH Karoly wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 02, 2003 at 05:00:57PM +0200, Rob Mahurin wrote:
> > 10:43 $ sudo apt-get -u upgrade
> > Reading Package Lists... Error!
> > E: Dynamic MMap ran out of room
> > E: Error occured while processing escputil (NewFileVer1)
> > E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/dpkg/status
> > E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
> AFAIK apt has a default that limits his memory usage.
> fix for the problem:
> charlie@marvin:~$ cat /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/charlie 
> APT::Cache-Limit 8192000;
> charlie@marvin:~$ 
> (the filename can be just anything)

The filename should really just be "/etc/apt/apt.conf" - the .d
directory is primarily there to make it easier to package related
software like apt-listchanges, not so much for administrators' local


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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