severity 854687 wishlist
retitle 854687 golang-github-prometheus-client-golang: Unhelpful error message 
when built with "low memory"

[ Sorry for the late reply ]

> > I tried to build this package in stretch with "dpkg-buildpackage -A"
> > but it failed:
> I don't know how I missed this bug earlier this year, sorry about that!
> In any case, I am failing to reproduce it, even with CPU contention. Are
> you still able to reproduce it in your environment?

I have only successful builds now. I believe the fact that my smallest
machines have now 2 GB of RAM is strongly related.

Moving to the "not clear enough error message" category.

It would be really nice if I could know that lack of memory is the
reason for the failure from the build logs (not only by trying with a
bigger machine).

(Note: I can build 97.5% of all arch-independent packages with 1 GB of
RAM, so my previous setup is not really as limited as it might seem).


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