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> First thing I did after installing debian was to run makewhatis on
> /usr/man and /usr/X386/man, *simultaneously* and in the background.
> Both jobs finished without incident, and I was using the machine the
> whole time.  I have 16MB ram, but I checked the output of free at some
> point (because I was compiling Linux 0.99.15, and editing a TeX file
> with Emacs and running TeX from time to time).  I don't think I ever
> actually started swapping.  This is debian 0.90, by the way.  Perhaps
> something changed in 0.91?

Well, my DEBIAN .91 makewhatis does not work either, and I get a very
specific error:

sed: Couldn't re-allocate memory

I only have 8 megs RAM and a 16 meg swap.


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