Memory limit in xz (/usr/local/bin/xz)

Olivier Nicole Olivier.Nicole at
Tue Jun 15 06:09:14 UTC 2010

> I have the same problem when I want to upgrade libtool from 15 to 22,
> thanks.

True, libtool is among the "several ports" affected. For libtool I
uncompressed "by hand" and so make accepted to complete, but it
defeats the purpose of portupgrade if one has to do everything by

> > Since I upgraded that machine from 6.x to 7.3 I am hitting a memory
> > limit with xz when trying to build/upgrade several ports.
> >
> > The error message looks like:
> >
> >  /usr/local/bin/xz: /usr/ports/distfiles//libpng-1.4.1.tar.xz: Memory usage
> > limit reached
> >  /usr/local/bin/xz: Limit was 46 MiB, but 65 MiB would have been needed
> >
> > Is there a config parameter to tell the make files in /usr/ports to
> > desactivate xz memory limit?



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