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Well, this is the error message when I do apt-get update as root:

Reading Package Lists... Error!

E: Dynamic MMap ran out of room

E: Error occured while processing zope-epoz (NewVersion1)

E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/

E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.


Can anyone help?

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Takes a bit of practice to learn which parts of error messages to use, but simply dumping them into Google often produces good results. In this case I got it on my first try with just "Dynamic MMap ran out of room"

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Here it is:

# /etc/apt/sources.list for Knoppix

# If you want to do a "full upgrade", you should first

# upgrade the Packages from Debian/unstable (KDE & Co.)

# before doing a (dist-)upgrade for Debian/testing.


# See sources.list(5) for more information, especialy

# Remember that you can only use http, ftp or file URIs

# CDROMs are managed through the apt-cdrom tool.

# Security updates for "stable"

deb stable/updates main contrib non-free

deb testing/updates main contrib non-free

# Stable

deb stable main contrib non-free

deb stable/non-US main contrib non-free

# Stable Sources

deb-src stable main contrib non-free

deb-src stable/non-US main contrib non-free

# Testing

deb testing main contrib non-free

deb testing/non-US main contrib non-free

# Testing Sources

deb-src testing main contrib non-free

deb-src testing/non-US main contrib non-free

# Unstable

deb unstable main contrib non-free

deb unstable/non-US main contrib non-free

# Unstable Sources

deb-src unstable main contrib non-free

deb-src unstable/non-US main contrib non-free

# Experimental

deb ../project/experimental main contrib non-free

# Experimental Sources

deb-src ../project/experimental main contrib non-free

# Java

deb woody main non-free

deb-src woody main non-free

deb unstable main non-free

deb-src unstable main non-free

# More wireless stuff

# deb woody madwifi

# deb-src woody madwifi

# deb woody airo-mpi

# deb-src woody airo-mpi

# deb unstable main

# deb-src unstable main

# NX stuff

# deb experimental main

# ndiswrapper

# deb unstable/

# deb-src unstable/

# Blades Repository (pppoeconf & co)

# deb ./

# deb-src ./

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 r3 _Potato_ - Official i386 Binary-1 (20010427)]/ unstable contrib main non-US/contrib non-US/main

# Knoppix special packages resource at LinuxTag HQ

# deb ./

# deb-src ./

# deb pool gcc

# deb-src pool gcc

deb etch main

The last line is the only thing I added, and it worked after that (and that was several weeks ago...)

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Could just be problems on the server. It is "unstable" after all. Try waiting it out.

I can't say your use of the unstable and experimental repositories strikes me as a good idea. It's usualy best to stick to testing.

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