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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:00 am    Post subject: Error installing gentoo-sources: Cannot allocate memory Reply with quote

Hi,

I'm trying to install Gentoo onto a 12" Apple PowerBook G4 and I seem to be running into a problem with doing the emerge on sys-kernel/gentoo-sources. Unpacking and installing seem to go ok, but then during the final phase it crashes out, giving the following error:

OSError: [Errno 12] Cannot allocate memory

I will try to post the full build log, once I can figure out how to get the log file off of this machine and onto one that has a functional web browser (can probably transfer it on a USB?).

If anyone can help me to resolve the issue, I would greatly appreciate it!

Lee
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

See e.g. topic 923400
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aaah, I know what the problem was! I had 1GB of swap space, but it wasn't activated. I had activated it earlier in the installation, per the instructions in the handbook; however, the system crashed at a later stage and I hadn't re-activated it.

Thanks for your response, charles17 :D
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