Glibc-2.2.4 compilation error

ferguson at ferguson at
Thu Nov 8 09:51:40 PST 2001

ferguson at wrote:
> "Matthias Benkmann" <matthias at> wrote:
>> On 8 Nov 2001, at 15:17, Ingvar Sørlien wrote:

>>> "Ingvar Sørlien" skrev
>>> >> When I try to make Glibc 2.2.4 i get an error like this:
>>> >>
>>> >> Memory exhausted
>>> "Matthias Benkmann" skrev
>>> > It seems you need more memory. Add another swap file >and try again.
>>> I allready have a 100 MB swap file and 96 MB physical mem.

>> What kernel do you use? Maybe you tripped over one of the many many VM 
>> problems that have troubled the 2.4.x series from the beginning. 
>> Especially if you use an older 2.4.x kernel with the Rik VM, your swap 
>> won't help unless it's at least twice as large as physical memory. It 
>> sounds weird but you try to DEactivate all swap and try again.

> I'm running kernel 2.2.14.
> The error message i get is actually: "sort: Memory exhausted" and gcc
> is exiting with error 141

Porblem solved by recompiling textutils 
(the "sort" binary was bad in some way)

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