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Old 09-29-2007, 07:58 AM   #1
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synaptic can't find packages

When I boot synaptic I get this:-

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

Never had a problem before.

Any ideas?
Old 09-29-2007, 07:59 AM   #2
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Post your sources.list file.
Old 09-29-2007, 08:07 AM   #3
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Look at the file /etc/apt/apt.conf and change the line:
to a really big number (like "20000000"; ).
Old 09-29-2007, 08:13 AM   #4
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^ and create the file if it doesn't exist and add the line if it's not there
Old 09-29-2007, 10:21 AM   #5
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Thanks guys, problem solved. I did need to add the line and now all works fine. Will this affect my system or is there no real reason for it not being sorted in the first place?
Old 11-05-2007, 02:30 PM   #6
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i had the same problem and i've resolved it with your help. thanks


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