Ubuntu Feisty apt-get issue.

April 3, 2008

Recently when I was trying to install some new packages on my laptop, I got the below stated error:

vaibhav@vaibhav-laptop:~/web_dev/asp.net$ sudo apt-get install subversion
Reading package lists… Error!
E: Dynamic MMap ran out of room
E: Error occurred while processing trn4 (NewVersion1)
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_dapper_multiverse_binary-i386_Packages
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

Did some internet search on it but was helpless. Then finally one article stated that it might be a cache size issue for apt-get, and the resolution was to add the below line in /etc/apt/apt.conf, but that file was missing.

“APT::Cache-Limit “8388608”;

So here is how you can resolve the issue without the apt.conf file.

sudo apt-get update -o APT::Cache-Limit=8388608



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