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Old 02-29-2012, 06:50 PM   #1
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Yum malloc error in tiny VPS

I have moved this to the Servers forum.

Several months ago, I bought a small VPS with memory capped at 128MB, bursts to 256MB. It runs CentOS 5. I have no support and self-manage it. Up to now, yum updates have proceeded smoothly.

Now, yum wants to update glibc, which includes -common, -headers, -dev and a couple of others. It fails with a malloc error. I assume it runs out of memory due to the hypervisor denying it any more.

I thought perhaps I would use rpm --nodeps to install each package separately and so work around the memory limit, but rpm just hangs. /var/log/yum.log does not show any entry.

How can I work around a tiny memory limit? Should I even be attempting to update glibc on a hosted VPS?


Last edited by padeen; 03-04-2012 at 03:03 AM. Reason: Moved to Forums->Servers


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