Speicherzugriffsfehleresen... 97%

Posted on 06 May 2008 by Johannes Fahrenkrug. Tags: tutorials debian
OK, Debian is strange. I just added a new package source to my sources.list which now looks like this:
deb http://ftp2.de.debian.org/debian etch main contrib non-free
deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
Then I added this to /etc/apt/apt.conf
APT::Default-Release "stable";
Now I naively thought I could just run apt-get update. ERRR. Wrong! Right at the end I was greeted with this:
Speicherzugriffsfehleresen... 97%
What a charming misspelled useless cryptic error message, just the way I like them. After some research I found out that this message seems to read
Segmentation faultsts ... x%
on English systems. Some more research brought me here. Possibly some good tips there, but none of them helped. What did help was this: Increase the cache limit for apt-get! Add this to your apt.conf:
APT::Cache-Limit "20000000";
If it still doesn't work, you might have to increase it even more. It would have saved me a lot of time if apt-get would just tell me "Your cache size is too small for the selected number of package sources. Increase the cache limit by setting the APT::Cache-Limit in your apt.conf file, for example APT::Cache-Limit "20000000";" Oh well.

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goodhealth said...

did not work for me either on RHEL4
please help

December 18, 2008 10:02 AM

Chronos said...

Just gave the nail on the head!
6 month later, this is still not fixed...
Thank you!!

October 24, 2008 08:10 PM

Anonymous said...

It works, thank you!
Schorsch

May 13, 2008 12:49 PM

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