General Many Cydia sources: Wow, you exceeded the number of package names this APT is capable

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  1. nigameash, Feb 6, 2013
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    The error I get is "Wow, you exceeded the number of package names this APT is capable of"

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    I can delete a few sources and the error disappears. I don't want to use this solution though.

    I searched online and heres the solution that I found.

    When I type sudo gedit /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/70debconf I get an error about the command not being valid.

    Any suggestions or ways to increase the limit?
     
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    Anyone?
     
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    How many do you want to install?
     
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    I have 16 sources ATM but I had to delete 2 to get Cydia to download the package names. I would like to re-add the 2 that I deleted.
     
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    I have the same issue with only 12 sources.
     
  6. macrumors 65816

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    Do you really need so many sources?

    xsellize, sinfuliphone, and biteyourapple should be the only ones you add.
     
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    I would very much like to find a fix for this
     
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    Install openSSH and try a SFTP client to edit the file. WinSCP for windows or cyberduck for mac.
     
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    Manually changing the cache limit doesn't actually change anything important/relevant to this problem - in other words, it won't help. This error message happens because Cydia is currently based on a version of APT that can only support having 65k packages available from your installed sources.

    You can fix the problem by removing some of your sources (by going to Manage -> Sources -> Edit on iPhone/iPod touch or to Sources -> Edit on iPad). That will put the number of available packages below 65k so that you can use Cydia again.

    If some sources seem to not have a "remove" button when you try to remove them, that usually means they were installed as packages. Go to Manage -> Packages on iPhone/iPod touch (or to Installed on iPad), find the package with the source's name, and uninstall that package.

    Keep in mind that pretty much the only way to get to this error message right now is to have several pirate repositories installed (since the default repositories only add up to 41k packages, and legitimate non-default repositories tend to be small). So, to work around this limitation, it's best to uninstall pirate repositories and keep legitimate ones. The default legitimate repositories are BigBoss, Cydia/Telesphoreo, Dev Team, ModMyi, and ZodTTD/MacCiti.
     
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    [General] Many Cydia sources: Wow, you exceeded the number of package names this APT

    Guys,
    I didn't want to delete every piated source (I love my apps too much!) ...

    The second line of the error message mentions the offending source - could be a corrupted file in there. I deleted it.. and the error message went away. Worth a try...

    ciao

    E
     

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