[Slackbuilds-users] (libreoffice/openoffice) /usr/libexec/slackpkg/core-functions.sh: cannot allocate memory RESOLVED

nabl at hush.com nabl at hush.com
Sun Apr 20 09:12:42 UTC 2014

Willy: Thank you!
I'm new to slackware. I'd actually installed a series of
slackbuilds.org packages
using installpkg but then ran slackpkg a few times for other things
and forgot that
the *pkg command I'd been using for the SBo packages was different.
It would be good if the slackpkg program handled this mistake more
The error message was misleading and had me completely stumped.
Thanks again,

On 04/20/2014 at 2:41 AM, "Willy Sudiarto Raharjo"  wrote:> Has anyone
seen this before?
> After trying first trying to install openoffice, then libreoffice, I
> ran into memory problems.
> I don't really know if this is a problem with the packaging or with
> slackpkg and a web
> search for the error message turned up nothing.
> Adding swap (from original 2GB to total of 5GB swap in 1GB
> made no
> difference:
> root at darkstar:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=/home/swap-file3 bs=10M
> 100+0 records in
> 100+0 records out
> 1048576000 bytes (1.0 GB) copied, 56.8311 s, 18.5 MB/s
> root at darkstar:~# mkswap /home/swap-file3
> Setting up swapspace version 1, size = 1023996 KiB
> no label, UUID=c6a932ed-db8b-4959-88d1-c31d21b2965d
> root at darkstar:~# swapon /home/swap-file3
> root at darkstar:~# slackpkg install
> /tmp/libreoffice-4.2.3-i586-1_SBo.tgz
> # LONG wait here, then ....
> /usr/libexec/slackpkg/core-functions.sh: xmalloc: subst.c:3445:
> allocate
> 403955757 bytes (2520190976 bytes allocated)
> Looking for  in package list. Please wait...
> /usr/libexec/slackpkg/core-functions.sh: xmalloc: subst.c:3445:
> allocate 403955757 bytes (2520190976 bytes allocated)
> No packages match the pattern for install. Try:
>         /usr/sbin/slackpkg reinstall|upgrade

I had libreoffice 4.2.3 built and installed fine here on my machines
(desktop, workstation, laptop)
You should use installpkg rather than slackpkg for installing local

Willy Sudiarto Raharjo
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