Martin-Éric Racine <email@example.com> (13/07/2012): > This seems to be caused by either 'tar' or 'gzip' using /tmp to build > the package. Since recent Debian systems default to using tmpfs for > /tmp, systems with insufficient memory or with another process using > all available memory resources will make the build fail. Would there > perhaps be a way to make this process use /var/tmp or some other > normal storage space to avoid these nonsensical failures? Manpage reading time: TMPDIR If set, dpkg will use it as the directory in which to create temporary files and directories. Mraw, KiBi.
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