MMap out of room after add to /etc/apt/sources.list

Asked by LarryE on 2012-02-29

Following instructions here:

http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/all/libformula-java-doc/download

I added mirror.pnl.gov/ubuntu/ to my /etc/apt/sources.list. Then, in
synaptic, I reloaded and got an error message window starting with:

  D: Dynamic MMap ran out of room.
  Please increase the size of APT::Cache-Limit.
  Current value:25165824.(man 5 apt.conf)

After closing that error message window, synaptic closed.
When I tried to reopen, the same error message window
opened. After closing it, synaptic closed.

I cannot use synaptic anymore. I have looked
at `man 5 apt.conf; however, there was no mention
there of how to increase the size of APT::Cache-Limit.

Please, how can I get synaptic working again?

My os is:

/var/log/apt $ uname -a
Linux evansl-desktop 2.6.32-38-generic #83-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jan 4 11:12:07 UTC 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux

TIA.

-regards,
Larry

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Can you give the output of:

lsb_release -a

Thanks

LarryE (cppljevans) said : #2

On 02/29/12 10:50, actionparsnip wrote:
> Your question #189222 on synaptic in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/synaptic/+question/189222
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> actionparsnip requested more information:
> Can you give the output of:
>
> lsb_release -a
>
> Thanks
>
/var/log/apt $ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS
Release: 10.04
Codename: lucid
/var/log/apt $

Thanks.

-Larry

The link you gave is for Precise, you are not running precise so you should NOT be using that package.

LarryE (cppljevans) said : #4

On 02/29/12 11:10, actionparsnip wrote:
> Your question #189222 on synaptic in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/synaptic/+question/189222
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> The link you gave is for Precise, you are not running precise so you
> should NOT be using that package.
>
OK, so I should rm that line from the /etc/apt/sources.list file
and after that synaptic should work?

LarryE (cppljevans) said : #5

Went ahead and rm'ed the precise line from /etc/apt/sources.list and now synaptic is working
again.

Thanks for the help.