update-manager: E:Dynamic MMap ran out of room

Bug #153770 reported by edward on 2007-10-18
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update-manager (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

A unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information.

Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error message:

'E:Dynamic MMap ran out of room, E:Dynamic MMap ran out of room, E:Error occurred while processing linux-headers-2.6.20-16-generic (NewPackage), E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/dpkg/status, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks for your bugreport.

Could you please attach your /etc/apt/sources.list file?

Thanks,
 Michael

I have the same issue only with a different package:

'E:Dynamic MMap ran out of room, E:Error occurred while processing openoffice.org-evolution (NewVersion1), E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/dpkg/status, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'

I will attach my sources.list file.

This started when my attempt to upgrade to 7.10 froze at the point "checking upgrade manager". I let it set for a couple of hours before rebooting. Now I get this error everytime I open the update manager.

Thanks,

Steve

I checked the file myself and noticed that the upgrade had added the same two lines twice:

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy main restricted universe multiverse
...
and then later
...
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy main restricted universe multiverse

again. This was causing the memory overflow. I removed the duplicate lines and I could do a

sudo apt-get update

and was good to go.

I hope this helps someone.

James Westby (james-w) wrote :

Hi Michael,

This is a known problem with apt isn't it? bug 24626?

What would you like to do with this bug report?

Thanks,

James

I'm marking this bug as duplicate of #24626

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