April 12, 2019 3:07 AM, "Jeanette C. via arch-general" firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
The thing that happens is for the AUR build process to swap massive amounts of data, grinding the system almost to a halt and finally failing without much of a reason. Nothing typically source code or linkage related.
Are you using an AUR helper to run the build, or are you running it manually using makepkg? It seems likely to me that your AUR helper is building somewhere under /tmp, which is of course a tmpfs and thus entirely resident in RAM — and thus causing massive and unnecessary swapping.