Re: makewhatis problem
> Just to add to the mystery: I ran makewhatis on my machine with 4MB
> RAM and 8MB swap space while logged in and doing other things; I got
> the 'Couldn't re-allocate memory' message as well.
> I rebooted, started the job using 'nohup' and logged out. When I
> checked the machine a few hours later, everything had gone well.
This is great (weird, but great). After seeing the above I opened an
xterm, went to root, and did a nohup /usr/man /usr/X386/man, logged
out from the xterm, and now it made my whatis database!