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

vaibhav@vaibhav-laptop:~/web_dev/$ 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


Great news!

November 30, 2007

Currently, I was doing some development work on Ubuntu’s v7.04 (Fiesty Fawn), just for a note “it’s a great OS”. I had also ordered the CDs for the latest version 7.10 (Gusty Gibbon), which I received today. I am not very much excited to play with this new version. Just later, I was surfing the net to find some cool appz for Gusty and found out that there was a another version planned to be released on April 2008, this will be 8.04 (Hardy Heron). I just can’t wait to put my hands on Hardy 🙂