Package: mkgmap
Version: 0.0.0+svn1067-1
Severity: important

I have been testing the new version of mkgmap (svn1067) and found that -- among 
other things -- the demands on resouces has exploded.

Using the earlier version of mkgmap, svn630, currently in stable, and also 
in Ubuntu, I could process denmark.osm directly without problems, and the 
resulting gmapsupp.img file works in my Garmin Legend Cx device.

With svn1067, I found that I could no longer convert denmark.osm 
(as downloaded from With help from the good folks on the 
mkgmap-dev mailing list, I found that by using the splitter program (not
packaged in Debian) and giving the java VM 4G of RAM, mkgmap would work.

However, the resulting gmapsupp.img file does not work in my GPS; it causes 
a crash when the device is turned off, giving a continuous beep tone. The
only way to stop that is to remove the batteries.

I have spent quite some time trying to get svn1067 (and newer) versions of 
mkgmap to work, and I think normal users like me are better served using
the older version svn630.

Without the splitter, which is not packaged in Debian, the new version of 
mkgmap is virtually useless.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0
  APT prefers jaunty-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'jaunty-updates'), (500, 'jaunty-security'), (500, 
'jaunty-backports'), (500, 'jaunty')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.28-11-generic (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_DK.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_DK.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages mkgmap depends on:
ii  cacao-oj6-jre-headl 6b14-0ubuntu5        OpenJDK Java runtime, using CacaoV
ii  gij [java5-runtime- 4:4.3.3-1ubuntu1     The GNU Java bytecode interpreter
ii  gij-4.2 [java5-runt 4.2.4-5ubuntu1       The GNU Java bytecode interpreter
ii  gij-4.3 [java5-runt 4.3.3-5ubuntu4       The GNU Java bytecode interpreter
ii  java-gcj-compat-hea 1.0.80-1             Java runtime environment using GIJ
ii  openjdk-6-jre-headl 6b14-1.4.1-0ubuntu11 OpenJDK Java runtime, using Hotspo
ii  sun-java6-jre [java 6-14-0ubuntu1.9.04   Sun Java(TM) Runtime Environment (

mkgmap recommends no packages.

Versions of packages mkgmap suggests:
ii  josm         0.0.svn1788-0ubuntu1~jaunty Editor for OpenStreetMap
ii  qlandkarte   0.7.3~dfsg.1-1              manage GPS data and upload/downloa

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