resolving dependencies can take up large amounts of RAM

Bug #1295532 reported by Rolf Leggewie on 2014-03-21
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aptitude (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

resolving complex dependencies such as when updating from one release to the next can take up oodles of RAM. I've seen aptitude go up to 2GB of RAM on a 2GB RAM and 2GB swap machine but it seems there really is no boundary. I hope something can be done to prevent such runaway situations.

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