lzma compression attempts fail with low memory

Bug #1019138 reported by maverick on 2012-06-29
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initramfs-tools (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

i was trying to update a live system, booted from usb, and it reported many errors, including this one!

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: initramfs-tools
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-23.36-generic 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-23-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu8
Architecture: i386
CasperVersion: 1.315
Date: Thu Jun 28 18:01:10 2012
ErrorMessage: ErrorMessage: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
LiveMediaBuild: Lubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" - Release i386 (20120423)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: initramfs-tools
Title: package initramfs-tools 0.99ubuntu13 failed to install/upgrade: ErrorMessage: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

maverick (arvindgrathore) wrote :
Adam Conrad (adconrad) wrote :

I'm not sure there's much we can do about a live system without swap running out of RAM. You could, however, change the COMPRESS setting in /etc/initramfs-tools/initramfs.conf to "gzip" instead of "lzma".

Come to think of it, the default *is* gzip, so I'm somewhat curious why you're getting lzma there at all.

summary: - package initramfs-tools 0.99ubuntu13 failed to install/upgrade:
- ErrorMessage: subprocess installed post-installation script returned
- error exit status 1
+ lzma compression attempts fail with low memory
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in initramfs-tools (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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