[webkit-dev] Webkit failed to build because of lacking hard drive space?

Adam Roben aroben at apple.com
Fri Aug 8 08:20:36 PDT 2008

On Aug 8, 2008, at 11:07 AM, Huan Truong wrote:

> Hi,
> I received this error message while building WebCore (r35289 and
> r35625) in Cygwin:
> 12>Linking...
> 12>fatal error C1083: Cannot open compiler intermediate file:
> 'D:\WebKit\WebKitBuild\lib\WebCore.lib': Not enough space
> And sometimes, it just complained about lacking memory.
> I don't think that I'm really running out of memory and/or HDD space
> because when I received that message I had 5Gigs free on each of my C:
> and D: drive. I had 1.5 Gigs of RAM and 4Gigs swap too. So I don't
> know what is going on. D:\WebKit\WebKitBuild\lib\WebCore.lib was about
> 1.5Gigs. I was able to compile WebKit before and I was able to compile
> WebKit r31872 and a couple of other versions on this machine so I
> think all of my setup is alright.

This sounds like <https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=19743>,  
which was just fixed yesterday in r35629.

> Another question: Can I disable SVG / XSLT on Windows build to save
> time building those modules, I don't need them anyway. I don't even
> need JS. I tried to pass the --no-svg and --no-xslt paramenters on
> webkit-build but it doesn't seem to have any effect on the Windows
> build.

I think you're right that those options have no effect on Windows.  
Would you mind filing a bug at bugs.webkit.org?

You should be able to disable these features by modifying WebCore/ 
WebCore.vcproj/WebCore.vcproj and WebCore/WebCore.vcproj/build- 
generated-files.sh. There might be some other places you have to  
change as well. Grepping for ENABLE_SVG and ENABLE_XSLT should show  
you the places you have to modify (those macros need to be set to 0 or  
undefined to disable SVG/XSLT support, respectively).


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