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Re: Problem with xz on very small system

On Friday 12 April 2013 15:59:06 David Goodenough wrote:
> On Friday 12 Apr 2013, Claudius Hubig wrote:
> > Dear David,

Hi David,

> > David Goodenough wrote:
> > > I have a PcEngines WRAP board, which has 64MB of memory and a CF disk.
> > > 
> > > Unpacking replacement traceroute ...
> > > dpkg-deb (subprocess): decompressing archive member: lzma error:
> > > Cannot
> > > allocate memory
> > > dpkg-deb: error: subprocess <decompress> returned error exit status 2
> > > Any ideas?
> > 
> > If nothing else helps, you could try to use a temporary swap file.
> > While not perfect for the lifetime of the CF card and probably
> > horribly slow, it’s better than nothing.
> Yes that works, but it is not something I would want to do repeatedly
> to the CF.  It does seem odd that such tiny DEBs need such a large amount
> of memory to uncompress them.

It may make sense to raise this issue as a Debian bug report.

I will see how that will go with my ASUS WL-500gP router. It has 32 MiB. But 
it has a swap partition on the USB stick, that it usually doesn´t need, and 
I can also put in an USB harddisk for swap on the second USB port.

Martin 'Helios' Steigerwald - http://www.Lichtvoll.de
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