[Slackbuilds-users] webkit2gtk build problems

Andrzej Telszewski atelszewski at gmail.com
Wed Sep 20 14:24:30 UTC 2017

On 20/09/17 16:08, B Watson wrote:
> On 9/20/17, Matteo Bernardini<matteo.bernardini at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> 2017-09-20 14:02 GMT+02:00 Andrzej Telszewski<atelszewski at gmail.com>:
>>> I think webkit2gtk README should not be updated with the adding more swap
>>> space tip.
>> it has been just a suggestion and in Willy's case it has been useful,
>> but I agree that it's something that maybe would fit better between
>> the FAQs (as it applies to multiple SlackBuilds).
> Why can't it be mentioned in both places, the README as specific advice
> for someone about to build webkit2gtk, and the FAQ as general advice
> for multiple builds?
> The issue here seems to be that it takes several hours for the build
> to fail, and it took all the people on this thread several days to 100%
> diagnose the problem. That represents enough computer cycles and human
> labour that it's worth passing on to the next guy who might need to know
> it. An extra sentence in a README costs nothing, and might save someone
> some time and headache.

But was that an actual solution?

That is, I might not have noticed that, but was increasing the swap 
space the solution?

I built it fine in 5GB VM, using 4 make jobs.

And we have many more scripts that might be hungry, like qt5 or LibreOffice.

I'm not sure if they all should be updated this way.

Best regards,
Andrzej Telszewski

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