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Old 12-28-2008, 08:26 PM   #16
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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.
Craigevil's advice is spot on ... it's a mess ...The kind of mess that causes that problem ... his suggestions will fix it.

I would add ...
# aptitude keep-all
# aptitude update
# aptitude autoclean

... and use aptitude exclusively from now on.

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Old 12-28-2008, 09:56 PM   #17
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So how is it a mess?
 
Old 12-28-2008, 11:42 PM   #18
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So how is it a mess?
Too many duplicate repos which are not duplicates at all. Presumably, none "preferred" ... a "stinking mess"
 
Old 12-31-2008, 07:30 PM   #19
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dynamic MMap ran out of room

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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.
OK, folks, that's enough. You guys really got so excited about this!
I now have more insight into the problem. I now know something I didn't know when I got started: I can't handle this. So I have contacted my local tech friend Jon. And he says he'll fix it. Thank you so much for your help. It's been a pleasure to deal with you. So long. Take care. Keep up the good work.

Lillian Simmons
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------ Original Message ------
Received: Mon, 29 Dec 2008 12:13:37 PM CST
From: Jon Roland
To: Lillian Simmons
Subject: Re: Fwd: "Dynamic MMap ran out of room" update

Might be easier to just reinstall the systems and application software.
These periodic upgrades are not always sufficient to keep everything in
sync. Make sure your data files are backed up, and use fdisk and du to
see how full your disks are. Some of the log files may need to be
truncated to make more room.

-- Jon

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------ Original Message ------
Received: Sun, 28 Dec 2008 10:28:04 PM CST
From: Jon Roland
To: Lillian Simmons
Subject: Re: Fwd: "Dynamic MMap ran out of room +APT" update

New one for me. Would require further investigation. Will be busy until
after about Jan 5. Can you wait that long?

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Old 12-31-2008, 08:00 PM   #20
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In fact, why don't you buy "Unix for Dummies" and make everyone you work with read it. Reinstalling is completely unnecessary.

Just increase the cache limit and be done with it.
 
Old 12-31-2008, 08:09 PM   #21
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Reinstall wtf?

My system is 5 yrs old, this isnt windows who the hell reinstalls.
 
Old 12-31-2008, 09:54 PM   #22
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Newbies (correctly) reinstall a lot. This is "certainly" not a reinstall situation, but the OP has a mess on his hands which we really can't see the extent of, and he'll learn a lot going through a reinstall. I hope his guru friend lets him do the actual hands-on part.
 
  


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