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    Default Re: Repository issue? apt-get update fails

    Quote Originally Posted by xxxlisxxx View Post
    sorry i had to bump this old thread but im having a similar problem where i cant update or upgrade my BT..
    Code:
    root@bt:~# apt-get upgrade
    Reading package lists... Error!
    E: Dynamic MMap ran out of room. Please increase the size of APT::Cache-Limit. Current value: 25165824. (man 5 apt.conf)
    E: Error occurred while processing libmp3splt-ogg (NewVersion1)
    E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_lucid_universe_binary-i386_Packages
    W: Unable to munmap
    E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
    and also i cannot open synaptic package manager or update manager.. what had happen actually?

    here is my SS:
    Attachment 1299

    Attachment 1300

    thanx in advance.
    Clean up your folder /var/cache/apt/archives: aptitude clean
    and then aptitude autoclean..

    This will wipe all .deb packages dowloaded and installed in your system. IT will keep growing so you need to clean it every once in a while. Use aptitude instead of apt-get..It is more powerfull.

    Then: aptitude update

    Hope it helps..

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    Default Re: Repository issue? apt-get update fails

    From the beginners:Is not this something be wrong? gedit /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.bt : -|

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    Default Re: Repository issue? apt-get update fails

    Some answers for the above scenarios:

    1. If apt-get says it fails to connect to the repository but nslookup is working:

    1.1: Nslookup doesn't tell you if the domain is up, only what ip the domain has, it sends its query to the DNS server, no to the domain.

    1.2: Most likely you use a proxy. In my experience, apt-get doesn't honor http_proxy envirorment variable.
    You have to write folowing settings in /etc/apt/apt.conf
    Code:
    Aqcuire::Http::Proxy "yourproxy:port"

    2. If apt-get says it fails to auhtenticate the packages it downloaded:

    2.1: The gpg key from the repository could have an expiration date. I didn't check if it's true for the backtrack repository.
    To check it, type to the terminal:
    Code:
    gpg --list-keys
    Most likely your system date and time is wrong. Check your system date&time.

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