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Old 11-26-2007, 11:09 PM   #1
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Error with apt, on any command; update, upgrade, install etc


I was just planning on doing my routine:

$ sudo apt-get update

I encountered one problem however... Each time I try to run the command, I receive this error:

Reading package lists... Error!
E: Dynamic MMap ran out of room
E: Error occurred while processing python-gnupginterface (NewFileVer1)
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/dpkg/status
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

I don't even know where to go from here. Any ideas? What should I do so I can run apt-get again.

My main priority is to run: sudo apt-get remove fluxbox (and all related packages) and to rebuild from source (originally got it from repositories).

Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
Old 11-27-2007, 01:15 AM   #2
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First problem first hit in Google.

Second problem.

E: Error occurred while processing python-gnupginterface (NewFileVer1)
 E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/dpkg/status
You can try copying the /var/lib/dpkg/status.old to /var/lib/dpkg/status first checking in the .old file in the section for the python-gnupginterface to make sure the Version: part of it does not contain the same error, you may even be able to edit the status file and put in whatever the newest version number is shown on the Ubuntu site for your branch of it you are running.
Old 11-28-2007, 12:52 AM   #3
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Thanks for your prompt reply, the problem is solved.

I followed the link you provided and raised the cache-limit. After I raised the limit, I did:

sudo apt-get clean

After that, the second error disappeared, I didn't have to copy the contents of /var/lib/dpkg/status-old to /var/lib/dpkg/status, it wasn't necessary after the first fix.

Thanks again!


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