Re: dpkg fails on low-memory-hardware
Raphael Hertzog <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> How do you know that they are not using swap ?
When I tried to upgrade (btw the currently installed Debian is Sarge
not Etch, sorry), I could see in top how memory consumption of apt-get
or aptitude and dpkg increased but swap wasn't used.
> I don't know of any reason why dpkg/apt-get would not use swap.
ACK. Today I did another test. I reduced the amount of RAM to 8 MB and
installed some programs with aptitude and apt-get. The laptop became
terribly slow and was heavily swapping but everything was running fine.
So, I will try to upgrade to Lenny in the next days and will tell you,
if it worked or not. Perhaps it was only a temporary problem with swap.
Thanks for your help,