Re: makewhatis problem
Quoth James A. Robinson:
> > 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!
Hmmm. I looked at my machine last night; in the file
'/root/nohup.out' were numerous 'Sed: Couldn't re-allocate memory'
messages. However, the database was generated and the machine didn't
hang. Too weird.
Keep in mind that Bill Mitchell said:
> I had to twiddle/usr/sbin/makewhatis to get it to work.
I'll give the patch a try tonight. Thanks, Bill.
Ted Hajek Distributed Computing Services University of Minnesota