[Slackbuilds-users] Problem building Qt5

Jim Diamond Jim.Diamond at acadiau.ca
Sun Apr 19 20:54:13 UTC 2020

On Sun, Apr 19, 2020 at 13:22 (-0700), Rich Shepard wrote:

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> On Sun, 19 Apr 2020, Jim Diamond via SlackBuilds-users wrote:

>> For what it's worth... I'm compiling it right now on an Intel(R) Xeon(R)
>> CPU E3-1270 v5 @ 3.60GHz system (4 hyperthreaded cores) with 16 GB of RAM.
>> It has finally gotten to the ld stage, and so far it has used 25 minutes
>> of CPU time, and has a RRS of 1701376 (so less than 2 GB). So I doubt you
>> really need more than 32 GB of RAM, unless you have some major memory hogs
>> on your system.

> Jim,

> I decided to max out the memory on the Asus motherboard because I run large
> statistical and spatial models and the Ryzen7 2700 has 8 cores and 16
> threads so I'll have sufficient capacity for everything.

Hi Rich,

when I said I doubt you need more than 32 GB, I was talking about
compiling Qt, not about your general usage of the machine.  Following
this exchange:

On Sun, Apr 19, 2020 at 12:16 (-0700), Rich Shepard wrote:

> On Sun, 19 Apr 2020, B Watson wrote:

>> That looks like it was a huge link. Taking more than an hour is normal,
>> especially if it's having to use swap.

> B.

> I've 32G memory here and little else running.

>> Before you killed it, did you check CPU usage (e.g. with "top")? It
>> should have been pegging one core at 100%.

> Yes, I looked at top and didn't see sbopkg or any process that looked
> relevant in the half-minute or so I watched; didn't specifically look for
> memory use.

>> More patience. And/or more RAM, if you can.


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