----- Original Message ----
> From: Carl Mäsak <cma...@gmail.com>
> To: Paul Simon <getpsi...@yahoo.com>
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Sun, November 22, 2009 11:08:45 AM
> Subject: Re: trouble building rakudo
> Paul (>):
> > I try building rakudo from git clone git://github.com/rakudo/rakudo.git but
> during make it hangs forever (12+ hours) at
> > /usr/local/bin/parrot perl6_s1.pbc --target=pir src/gen_setting.pm >
> > While it hangs at that line the linux (Debian 5.0 Lenny) box starts lots of
> swapping activity.
> > Anybody have any ideas what might be happening?
> Yes, that step is pretty resource-intensive.
> From your description, it sounds like Rakudo could use a little more
> memory during compilation. On my computer, that compile step takes
> about 3 minutes, and sucks up about 750 MB of RAM. My guess is that
> you have less than that free when you're building Rakudo.
> // Carl
The system has only 256 MB with few resources being used. That's a big
between 12+ hours and 3 minutes! Maybe I should invest in more RAM :-)