[osgeo4w-dev] Update to Vol 64, issue 6: 'Program too big to fit in memory' when running installer exe file in Win 7 VDI

Jürgen E. Fischer jef at norbit.de
Mon Apr 29 11:43:37 PDT 2013

Hi Ian,

On Mon, 29. Apr 2013 at 17:56:33 +0100, Ian Jones wrote:
> In case I didn't communicate this well before, the exact error I get when I
> run the osgeo4w-setup.exe installer file is: 'Program too big to fit in
> memory' (when dropped into the Command Line prompt). Or if I try it in
> Windows 7 proper, nothing happens at all. This is in a VDI environment, VM
> Ware View Client session (with 4GB RAM, 40GB space, Administrator rights).

Have you verified that the file is intact?  Maybe it just got corrupted somehow
on download.

If not the installer is compressed with compressed with UPX[1].  Trying with an
decompressed copy might change something.

finally you might get an idea what goes wrong using procmon[2].


[1] http://upx.sourceforge.net/
[2] http://technet.microsoft.com/de-de/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx

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