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Old 12-26-2008, 11:28 AM   #1
Lillioan Martinez
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Dynamic MMap ran out of room


I did apt-get and this is the error message I got:

E: Dynamic MMap ran out of room
E: Error occurred while processing epiphany-gecko (NewVersion1)
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/dpkg/status
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.


What do I do?

Lillian Simmons
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Old 12-26-2008, 11:43 AM   #2
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Old 12-26-2008, 11:46 AM   #3
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If you were running Debian, I'd say likely, you have made a mess out of your /etc/apt/sources.list file. I'm not sure how Mephis works.

Probably, the outputs of $ cat /etc/apt/sources.list and $ df -h will show the answer.

Someone will soon be along to tell you increase a cache size. That will probably work, but it's an ignorant hack.
 
Old 12-27-2008, 07:18 AM   #4
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If you were running Debian, I'd say likely, you have made a mess out of your /etc/apt/sources.list file. I'm not sure how Mephis works.

Probably, the outputs of $ cat /etc/apt/sources.list and $ df -h will show the answer.

Someone will soon be along to tell you increase a cache size. That will probably work, but it's an ignorant hack.
lm@0[~]$ su -
Password:
[~]# ls -a /etc/apt/sources.list
/etc/apt/sources.list
[~]# ls /etc/apt/sources.list
/etc/apt/sources.list
[~]# ls -la /etc/apt/sources.list
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 673 2007-10-27 14:59 /etc/apt/sources.list
[~]# /etc/apt/sources.list
-su: /etc/apt/sources.list: Permission denied
[~]# ls -d
.
[~]# ls -d /etc/apt/sources.list
/etc/apt/sources.list
[~]# $ df -h
-su: $: command not found
[~]# $df -h
-su: -h: command not found
[~]# $df-h
-su: -h: command not found
[~]# $ df -h /etc/apt/sources.list
-su: $: command not found
[~]#
 
Old 12-27-2008, 07:25 AM   #5
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The two commands are:
df -h
cat /etc/apt/sources.list
Do not type the dollar sign $
 
Old 12-27-2008, 09:41 AM   #6
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Dynamic MMap

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The two commands are:
df -h
cat /etc/apt/sources.list
Do not type the dollar sign $
lm@0[~]$ -l /etc/apt/apt.conf
bash: -l: command not found
lm@0[~]$ ls -l /etc/apt/apt.conf
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 113 2005-02-24 12:13 /etc/apt/apt.conf
lm@0[~]$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1 9.7G 7.4G 1.8G 81% /
tmpfs 506M 8.0K 506M 1% /lib/init/rw
tmpfs 506M 0 506M 0% /dev/shm
/dev/hda3 63G 13G 48G 21% /home
lm@0[~]$ df -h /etc/apt/apt.conf
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1 9.7G 7.4G 1.8G 81% /
lm@0[~]$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1 9.7G 7.4G 1.8G 81% /
tmpfs 506M 8.0K 506M 1% /lib/init/rw
tmpfs 506M 0 506M 0% /dev/shm
/dev/hda3 63G 13G 48G 21% /home
lm@0[~]$ cat/etc/apt/sources.list
bash: cat/etc/apt/sources.list: No such file or directory
lm@0[~]$ df -h cat/etc/apt/sources.list
df: `cat/etc/apt/sources.list': No such file or directory
df: no file systems processed
lm@0[~]$
 
Old 12-27-2008, 09:48 AM   #7
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There is a space between cat and /etc/apt/sources.list so the command is:
Code:
cat /etc/apt/sources.list
 
Old 12-27-2008, 10:13 AM   #8
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There is a space between cat and /etc/apt/sources.list so the command is:
Code:
cat /etc/apt/sources.list
lm@0[~]$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1 9.7G 7.4G 1.8G 81% /
tmpfs 506M 8.0K 506M 1% /lib/init/rw
tmpfs 506M 0 506M 0% /dev/shm
/dev/hda3 63G 13G 48G 21% /home
lm@0[~]$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
# See sources.list(5) for more information, especialy

# This file should be edited through synaptic
# New sources should be added only in the section at the end of this file!

# Primary
deb ftp://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
deb ftp://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free

# non-us
# deb ftp://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US/ testing/non-US main contrib non-free
# deb ftp://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US/ unstable/non-US main contrib non-free

# MEPIS apt pool - specific packages available on-line
deb http://apt.mepis.org/3.3.1/ unstable main

# mplayer
# deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ unstable main


lm@0[~]$
 
Old 12-27-2008, 11:58 AM   #9
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No really, go buy a "Linux for Dummies" or similarly themed book. This isn't an insult to your intelligence, it's something you need to do because you do not even know the basics.
 
Old 12-27-2008, 03:34 PM   #10
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Dynamic MMap

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No really, go buy a "Linux for Dummies" or similarly themed book. This isn't an insult to your intelligence, it's something you need to do because you do not even know the basics.
I have read all the pages you guys have suggested. And I still don't know what to do.
I'm beginning to read the book Running Linux. And that could take a while.
 
Old 12-28-2008, 01:44 AM   #11
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Your sources.list looks like crap. The non-us was obsoleted when Sarge was released. You should haven't both testing and unstable. God only knows why you have a mepis repo. The Marillat repo you have is wrong.

APT HOWTO
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/apt-howto/

Debian Reference
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/re.../index.en.html
Quote:
# Testing
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
#Testing Security updates
deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib

# Debian Volatile http://www.debian.org/volatile/
# deb http://volatile.debian.org/debian-volatile lenny/volatile main contrib non-free

# Marillat For info visit http://www.debian-multimedia.org
# Unstable
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing main
#deb-src http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing main
Should be all you need.
 
Old 12-28-2008, 10:19 AM   #12
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That would give her more repositories that she already has uncommented, so I don't think it will stop her system running out of room.

Why shouldn't she have testing and unstable? Well, probably because she doesn't know how to use it. I run testing preferred but have unstable available.
 
Old 12-28-2008, 11:35 AM   #13
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Just do an "apt-get clean" for now and see with "df -h" if hda got more space.
Then raise the number for Cache-Limit in /etc/apt/apt.conf . # That's right, flame away.
 
Old 12-28-2008, 11:58 AM   #14
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That would give her more repositories that she already has uncommented, so I don't think it will stop her system running out of room.

Why shouldn't she have testing and unstable? Well, probably because she doesn't know how to use it. I run testing preferred but have unstable available.

The problem isnt that she is running put of actually space. Its that her sources.list is a mess.


Changing the sources.list to a correct one, then doing apt-get clean followed by apt-get update should be just fine.

If I can run Debian on my Eee that only has a 4gb ssd and only takes up a little over 1.2gb on the ssd, the number of sources isn't the problem, nor is actual physical space.
 
Old 12-28-2008, 02:30 PM   #15
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How is it a mess? All she has enabled is testing, unstable, and mepis. All the rest are commented out, I fail to see how that makes it a mess.
 
  


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