php build failed, can I safely restart httpd?

netra

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I was trying to install APC using custombuild (as per http://help.directadmin.com/item.php?id=400), but when I got to ...
Code:
./build php n
... the machine ran out of memory:
Code:
virtual memory exhausted: Cannot allocate memory
I'm on a VPS, so simply plugging in some RAM isn't an option for me. I tried a bunch of stuff to get the thing to compile, but to no avail.

Module installation difficulties aside, the thing I really want to know is: did I mess anything up that will prevent me from restarting httpd or the entire server? Is it safe to restart httpd now, or do I have to complete a php build first? As you can tell, I'm kind of new to DA/Custombuild... Anyway, since build failed, I expect it won't have committed anything, but I don't want to risk (temporarily) killing the machine.

Many thanks in advance!
 

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If you have problems with apache restart, you may try "./build rewrite_confs" afterwards.
 

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How much memory does your vps even have? You might need to pay for more memory if you dont even have enough to compile software.
 

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But it seems that, at least in cb 2.0, it requires more memory then before. I have a Xen VPS with 1GB RAM (it is a idle server only used for one of my name servers), it has never been any trouble recompiling php or anything else, but recently I was no longer able to recompile PHP and Apache. I actually had to upgrade to 2GB RAM, wich I currently is running. So it seems, that custombuild 2.0 needs more free memory then before, and that 1GB is not enough.

Here are some of the error I got when I tried to recompile PHP in CB 2.0 on a VPS with 1GB RAM:

First attempt give me this:
Code:
virtual memory exhausted: Cannot allocate memory
mkdir: cannot create directory `ext/gd/libgd/.libs': File exists
make: *** [ext/fileinfo/libmagic/apprentice.lo] Error 1
make: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
[root@server custombuild]#
Second attempt gave me this:
Code:
cc: Internal error: Killed (program cc1)
Please submit a full bug report.
See <http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla> for instructions.
make: *** [ext/fileinfo/libmagic/apprentice.lo] Error 1
make: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
[root@server custombuild]#
And here is free -m from that time (today I have 2GB on that server):
Code:
[root@server custombuild]# free -m
 total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 987 211 776 0 3 73
-/+ buffers/cache: 134 853
Swap: 255 150 105
[root@server custombuild]#
 
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netra

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Thanks for the replies!

I have 1280 Megs on the VPS, which I thought was more than enough for a compilation... It should be.
From what I could see I think I'm running cb 1.1, not 2.0.

But:
./build rewrite_confs did it for me. :)
I had read about it, but didn't dare try it until I knew what it was gonna do.
Turns out that while I was sleeping my server started sending me "oh no, httpd is down!" messages, so that wasn't a fun wake-up for me this morning. I might try re-running ./build php d, since that seems to not run out of memory so fast. It still did yesterday, but the involuntary httpd restart freed up some memory and I now have almost 1000M free. Still, ./build php n failed pretty soon.
 
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