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Re: error with apt-get update: `Dynamic MMap ran out of room'

On Wed, Sep 07, 2005 at 05:29:53PM +0000, Uwe Brauer wrote:
> This is the first time that I receive an error message when running 
> apt-get update, namely:
> E: Dynamic MMap ran out of room
> E: Error occured while processing tetex-base (NewVersion1)
> E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/dpkg/status
> E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
> What is wrong?

You should be able to find that easily with Google, as it is a

Put this in /etc/apt/apt.conf:

APT::Cache-Limit 20000000;

That is 20 million.  The number is somewhat arbitrary, but that is
what's in my file.  If you don't have this file, just create it as
root with that single line in it.  'man apt.conf' should also help.

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