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Thread: Knoppix Problem #2

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    Knoppix Problem #2

    Have Knoppix installed on HD but when I type "apt-get update" I get the following error messages:

    "Failed to open file"

    "Dynamic MMap ran out of room"

    "Error occurred while processing argouml"

    "Problem with MergeList"

    "Could not be parsed or opened"

    Any suggestions? Thanks!

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    Re:Knoppix Problem #2

    I had the same thing occur, found it was one of the mirrors in my sources.list file that was messing things up. So I got the default mirrors, installed apt-spy and then went from there.

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    Re:Knoppix Problem #2

    [quote author=PK link=board=7;threadid=6226;start=0#58908 date=1043915839]
    I had the same thing occur, found it was one of the mirrors in my sources.list file that was messing things up. So I got the default mirrors, installed apt-spy and then went from there.
    [/quote]
    What is apt-spy?

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    Re:Knoppix Problem #2

    [quote author=PapaNoHair link=board=7;threadid=6226;start=0#58912 date=1043933617]
    What is apt-spy?
    [/quote]
    It's a pretty neat tool for debian: It take a number of mirrors and the branch (stable|testing|unstable) as arguments and then measures the download speed you get from each mirror in turn. It then writes you a sources.list file with the hosts that give you best speeds.

    You might want to call it with -l some.file so that it doesn't overwrite your /etc/apt/sources.list. And also you maybe don't want to use the entire mirror list from debian.org as input because that'll keep you waiting for quite some time.

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    Re:Knoppix Problem #2

    If you comment out (or rename) your sources.list file and put in

    Code:
    deb ftp://ftp.egr.msu.edu/debian/ stable contrib main non-free
    deb ftp://ftp.egr.msu.edu/debian/ testing contrib main non-free
    deb ftp://ftp.egr.msu.edu/debian/ unstable contrib main
    It should at least get you going for now. Note: unstable non-free was giving me troubles so it's not included, you can add it if you want but it may not work for you either.

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    Re:Knoppix Problem #2

    Appreciate the help - thanks!

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