[SLUG] Apt upgrades (was: sources.list messed up?)

From: Eben King (eben01@verizon.net)
Date: Wed Mar 05 2008 - 20:13:45 EST

On Wed, 5 Mar 2008, Paul M Foster wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 05, 2008 at 05:16:45PM -0500, Eben King wrote:
>> E: Dynamic MMap ran out of room
>> E: Error occurred while processing kpresenter (NewVersion1)
>> E: Problem with MergeList
>> /var/lib/apt/lists/kubuntu.org_packages_koffice-latest_dists_edgy_main_binary-i386_Packages
>> E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
> Apt has its own cache settings. Go to /etc/apt/apt.conf. Insert the
> following line into it:
> APT::Cache-Limit "25165824"
> This is a known issue with apt and its brethren.

NoStop from alt.os.linux.ubuntu pointed me at
which had pretty much the same fix you supplied (only it specifies 8M
instead of 24M) I had 8M already, so I doubled it to 16M and it worked.

Pop that task off the mental stack, and I'm trying to upgrade xscreensaver.
Aptitude says:

i xscreensaver 4.21-4ubun 4.24-4ubun
i xscreensaver-data 4.21-4ubun 4.24-4ubun
i xscreensaver-gl 4.21-4ubun 4.24-4ubun

That isn't much of an upgrade it's offering. The changefile at
http://www.jwz.org/xscreensaver/changelog.html is up to 5.05. Is Ubuntu
really that far behind, or is my apt still messed up?

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