[Pkg-chromium-maint] Bug#745794: chromium FTBFS on i386 leaves users w/o security support

Sven Hartge sven at svenhartge.de
Thu May 1 22:45:44 UTC 2014

> The reporter of bug #745794[1] suggested that it's enough to add the 
> proper build-dependency on libkrb5-dev.  Is this correct, or are there 
> other problems that make finding a fix difficult?

(FYI: I am no DD, just a normal user.)

I tried to rebuild chromium in a pristine Sid chroot with pbuilder, 
resulting in this error from ld:

/usr/bin/ld.gold: fatal error: out/Release/chrome: mmap: failed to allocate 2237530592 bytes for output file: Cannot allocate memory

The system I am compiling chromium on has 32GB of physical memory and 16GB 
of swap space, none of which were full in any way.

It seems the linker, being a 32bit application, trips over the 3GB memory 
limit for 32bit applications.

This kind of error can be found quite regular in the bug tracker for 
chromium, the advise was always something like "man, gotta use a 64bit 
linker, dude!"

I wonder how one should do this in a buildd environment.


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