AIX rpmbuild on large package

Jay Hendren jay.hendren at Colorado.EDU
Tue Mar 1 23:19:58 UTC 2016

Perhaps this is your problem?

> Individual files within packages are limited to 4GB each due to cpio
format limitation



On Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 3:57 PM, Michael Cronenworth <mike at> wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm using IBM's compiled version of RPM on AIX 7 and am attempting
> to package a ~30GB set of files (uncompressed).
> When rpmbuild gets to the "Processing files:" stage it craps out with the
> following type of message:
> Processing files: foo-1.0-1.ppc
> warning: Recognition of file "/foo/bar/" failed: mode 100755
> cannot allocate zu bytes (Invalid argument)
> Smaller packages can be built just fine. I've doubled the ulimit on files
> open, memory, etc. but it fails on the same file on a rebuild.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Michael
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