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bug #23616: Synaptic: "_cache->open() failed" and quits.

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Submitted:  Tue 17 Jun 2008 09:28:07 AM UTC
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
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Tue 17 Jun 2008 09:28:07 AM UTC, original submission:  

Also, please include a "Bug Reporting" E-MAIL ADDRESS in Synaptic's "please report" messages.

E: Dynamic MMap ran out of room
E: Error occurred while processing yakuake (NewVersion1)
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_dapper_universe_binary-i386_Packages
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.  [ TO WHERE? ]

-rw-rw-rw- 1 root 12905245 2006-06-08 11:06:07 /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_dapper_universe_binary-i386_Packages

Removing or renaming the "offending" file:


temporarily "solves" the problem (Synaptic will run without complaining), but as soon as some software updater program recreates the IDENTICAL file, Synaptic complains again and quits.

Don Weber  donweber (at) starpower.net

Again, please include a "Bug Reporting" E-MAIL ADDRESS in Synaptic's "please report" messages.



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