[maemo-users] Not enough memory

From: Jason maemo at lakedaemon.net
Date: Thu Feb 18 04:16:57 EET 2010
Craig Woodward wrote:
> I swear I've never heard so much whining about a trivial topic in my
> life.  You'd think Nokia was pushing a completely closed release from
> the yelping going on. You installed 80 apps from unstable or random
> repositories and sources, each time with a pop-up from the OS saying
> that what you're doing is unsupported and could cause device
> instability.  And now you're complaining because an update is asking
> you to fix some of the damage you've done so it can do an upgrade?
> It's called being an adult.  If you can't handle it, stick to the
> toys for 12 and under from now on.


On a more technical, get-it-done approach, my problem with OOM was
too much crap in /var/cache/apt/archive/ .  There are two ways to
handle this in a more user friendly manner.  Instead of the OOM
error message, offer to run 'apt-get clean', and/or symlink
/var/cache/apt out to /home/.var.cache.apt .  Which I just tried,
and seems to wfm.

$ sudo gainroot
# cd /var/cache/
# mv apt /home/.var.cache.apt
# ln -sf ../../home/.var.cache.apt apt


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