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10-25-2005, 04:23 PM
I have knoppix 3.6 installed. Since one fine day apt has stopped working. When I do apt-get update or apt-get install <something>, I get the following error
Reading Package Lists... Error!
E: Dynamic MMap ran out of room
E: Error occured while processing python-soya (NewVersion1)
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.de.debian.org_debian_dists_unstable_main_binar y-i386_Packages
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

Anyone know what's wrong and what can I do to fix it?


10-25-2005, 05:16 PM

10-26-2005, 07:42 AM
Apt-get is a very complex way of manage pakages and the knoppix installer isn't the best perfect thing in the world. I would suggest you that when you need install something don't use apt but obtain the tarball, i.e. for the last firefox version go at mozilla website and download the ..mozilla_firefox...tar.gz file, then follow the standard "./configure-make-make install" procedure, or the other custom procedure that the package helper suggest.

10-26-2005, 01:50 PM
Thanks for the link. Increasing the size of the local repository in /etc/apt/apt.conf solved my problem.