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Old 09-01-2004, 11:42 AM   #1
t3kn0lu5t
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apt-get only returns errors


I did a clean install of debian woody, and I want to do the upgrade to sid before I go installing X and everything. I'm following this tutorial on how to do it.

Problem is when I apt-get update I get this error:

Reading Package Lists... Error!
E: Dynamic MMap ran out of room
E: Error occured while processing pike7.2-gtk (NewVersion1)
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.debian.org_debian_dists_testing_main_binary-i386_Packages
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.



This is out of my league.. Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 09-01-2004, 12:09 PM   #2
t3kn0lu5t
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okay, I managed to fix the problem and I thought I would share.

I read on a few other post that increasing the cache would work, but it did not work for me. Instead I had to edit my sources to reflect only the unstable sources, with the addition of one testing source (security). That worked. I'm not sure why, cause in the past I've been able to have different trees in the sources list.

Any ideas?
 
Old 09-01-2004, 06:59 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by t3kn0lu5t
okay, I managed to fix the problem and I thought I would share.

I read on a few other post that increasing the cache would work, but it did not work for me. Instead I had to edit my sources to reflect only the unstable sources, with the addition of one testing source (security). That worked. I'm not sure why, cause in the past I've been able to have different trees in the sources list.

Any ideas?
Are you sure that you edited the proper file?
Code:
[HappyTux:/home/stephen]# cat /etc/apt.conf
APT::Default-Release "testing";
APT::Cache-Limit 10000000;
Apt::Get::Purge;
Putting it in the file above solved that problem for me when I first had the error.
 
  


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