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Composer proc_open(): fork failed - Cannot allocate memory

Trying to run composer update I get the following error and cannot find a solution: proc_open(): fork failed - Cannot allocate memory


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Hi @thetoad01,

It seems your Memory runs out when using composer. Firstly, make sure you have SWAP enabled on your Droplet. To add SWAP to your droplet, I’ll recommend checking out the following DigitalOcean tutorial:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-add-swap-space-on-ubuntu-18-04

This should help you resolve the issues you are experiencing with Composer and even other Processes that use up your RAM.

Regards, KFSys