[m-dev.] Problem with apt-get on ceres

Fergus Henderson fjh at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Wed Feb 25 14:38:35 AEDT 2004

On 25-Feb-2004, Ralph Becket <rafe at cs.mu.OZ.AU> wrote:
> Is there a Debian expert in the house?  This can't be good:
> ceres:~ $ sudo apt-get update
> Hit http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au testing/main Packages
> Hit http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au testing/main Release
> Hit http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au testing/contrib Packages
> Hit http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au testing/contrib Release
> Hit http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au testing/non-free Packages
> Hit http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au testing/non-free Release
> Hit http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au unstable/main Packages
> Hit http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au unstable/main Release
> Hit http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au unstable/contrib Packages
> Hit http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au unstable/contrib Release
> Hit http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au unstable/non-free Packages
> Hit http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au unstable/non-free Release
> Hit http://hawthorn.csse.monash.edu.au unstable/main Packages
> Hit http://hawthorn.csse.monash.edu.au unstable/main Release
> Hit http://hawthorn.csse.monash.edu.au unstable/contrib Packages
> Hit http://hawthorn.csse.monash.edu.au unstable/contrib Release
> Hit http://hawthorn.csse.monash.edu.au unstable/non-free Packages
> Hit http://www.debianplanet.org stable/main Packages
> Hit http://www.debianplanet.org stable/main Release
> Hit http://www.debianplanet.org stable/main Sources
> Hit http://www.debianplanet.org stable/main Release
> Hit http://hawthorn.csse.monash.edu.au unstable/non-free Release
> Reading Package Lists... Error!
> E: Dynamic MMap ran out of room
> E: Error occured while processing xfree86-common (NewVersion1)
> E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/dpkg/status
> E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
> What's more:
> ceres:~ $ sudo apt-get install foo
> Reading Package Lists... Error!
> E: Dynamic MMap ran out of room

I have encountered this one before.  A way to work around this problem
is to comment out some of the entries in the /etc/apt/sources.list file.

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