How to increase your apt cache limit

24 January 2011 at 1:54 pm 10 comments

Increase value APT::Cache-Limit
When the time I try to install backtrack unfortunately i got message error in the terminal :

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 riece (NewVersion1)
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.offensive-security.com_dists_pwnsauce_universe_binary-i386_Packages
W: Unable to munmap
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

and solution to fix it is just increase the value APT::Cache-Limit at the /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/70debconf.
sudo gedit /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/70debconf.
Then put this code
APT::Cache-Limit "100000000";
at the below on that file and then save it.

Next typing this code on your terminal
sudo apt-get clean && sudo apt-get update --fix-missing
and you won’t find apt cache limit again in the next time.
Good luck..

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. pete  |  31 January 2011 at 11:34 am

    thank you sir! been trying to fix this problem for a while now. i am a complete newb to linux and your instructions were just what i needed. thank you very much

    Reply
    • 2. aziest  |  1 February 2011 at 1:21 am

      yes, sharing is good to each other..^^

      Reply
  • 3. bluestarr  |  19 May 2011 at 11:35 pm

    thanx for your sharing … it really gave me a hand…..^^

    Reply
  • 4. vedad  |  9 August 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Thanks for the tip. Very usefull.

    Reply
  • 5. Tnx  |  16 September 2011 at 9:53 am

    This helped, thanxs

    Reply
  • 6. Paolo  |  15 November 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Thank you very much, fast and clean!

    Reply
  • 7. Bob  |  15 December 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Thank you!!!

    Reply
  • 8. Tamas  |  27 December 2011 at 12:56 am

    Thanks, exactly what I needed!

    Reply
  • 9. Tejas  |  30 December 2011 at 4:18 pm

    thank you very much… it solved my problem

    Reply
  • 10. hershey  |  2 January 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Hi, thanks for the suggestion, but it is not working for me. Please let me know what am I doing wrong.

    Reply

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