Re: dpkg issues
Peter Solodov, 2001-Jul-22 20:08 -0400:
> On Sun, 22 Jul 2001, Jeff Coppock wrote:
> > Mark Janssen, 2001-Jul-23 12:46 +0200:
> >> On Sun, Jul 22, 2001 at 01:50:05AM -0700, Sean 'Shaleh' Perry
> >> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > > I think I've found my problem. Not enough memory to go
> >> > > around. This is an old machine with only 32MB of memory and
> >> > > watch top while running apt-get install I can see available
> >> > > memory drop to 1.2MB and then the error hit. I'm upgrading
> >> > > to 128MB (max for this system) and expect this to fix it.
> >> > >
> >> >
> >> > that seems odd. I have run Debian on 16 and 32 mb systems fairly
> >> > recently. It just gets slower and slower .....
> >> Maybe you (sean) have (more) swapspace, and Jeff does not... then
> >> it could still be lack of enough memory.
> >> Jeff, do you have any swapspace configured, how much is used ??
> I had the same issue and it was only due to the unconfigured swap. I
> didn't set it correctly during the initial setup. As soon as I turned
> on swap, things went back to normal. As a side note, this was on the
> machine with 16 Mb of RAM and 2.2.something kernel (about a year ago).
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Everthing works fine when I boot to the 2.2.19 kernel. So I
believe my swap is configured properly. I'm compiling yet
another 2.4.6 kernel now.
I don't know why I expect a self-compiled kernel to work the
first try. It never has. It always takes me 6-8 tries to get
it right. I'm only on 5 now, so I expect to do this a few
more times. 8-)
Jeff Coppock Nortel Networks
Systems Engineer http://nortelnetworks.com
Major Accts. Santa Clara, CA