Re: [Evolution] Problems with the evolution system

This looks like a FAQ:

Q. Evolution crashes reporting that it couldn't allocate N billion
bytes; how do I fix this?

A. This usually happens when CORBA interfaces used between components
are not compatible. For example, this could happen if you recompile and
install a single Evolution component without recompiling and installing
the rest of the Evolution components.

If you run into this problem, make sure all the components are compiled
and installed at the same time. This also applies to GtkHTML upgrades;
after upgrading and installing a newer GtkHTML, always recompile and
re-install Evolution to make sure there won't be interface mismatchs
between GtkHTML and Evolution.

    I'm not sure this is the solution to your problem, but it's worth a

On Tue, 2002-01-15 at 20:45, Andrew Bainbridge-Smith wrote:
Greetings All,

When attempting to use the help system --- from the help menu --- I'm
getting the following error:

GLib-ERROR **: could not allocate 1449751426 bytes

That's an awfully big chunk of memory that evolution is trying to

System is sun4u Solaris 2.7, gnome and evolution installed via

Has anyone else experienced this problem?  It is a well known problem?
And if so a gentle suggestion on where I should have looked first before
posting this email would be appreciated.


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