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I am installing Nominatim on my Ubuntu server 14.04 through this link and trying to load OSM data into my postgreSQL database. For loading into my database I am using this command as given in the link:

~/Nominatim/utils/setup.php   --osm-file data/latest.osm.pbf   --all --osm2pgsql-cache 1024 2>&1   | tee setup.log 

But it is throwing an error

Using projection SRS 4326 (Latlong)
NOTICE:  table "place" does not exist, skipping
NOTICE:  type "keyvalue" does not exist, skipping
NOTICE:  type "wordscore" does not exist, skipping
NOTICE:  type "stringlanguagetype" does not exist, skipping
NOTICE:  type "keyvaluetype" does not exist, skipping
NOTICE:  function get_connected_ways(pg_catalog.int4[]) does not exist,  skipping
Allocating memory for dense node cache
Out of memory for node cache dense index, try using "--cache-strategy  sparse" instead
Error occurred, cleaning up
ERROR: Error executing external command: /home/nominatim/Nominatim /osm2pgsql/osm2pgsql -lsc -O gazetteer --hstore -C 256 -P 5432 -d nominatim /home/nominatim/data/latest.osm.pbf
Error executing external command: /home/nominatim/Nominatim/osm2pgsql/osm2pgsql -lsc -O gazetteer --hstore -C 256 -P 5432 -d nominatim /home/nominatim/data/latest.osm.pbf

My ubuntu has 7GB of RAM and I am not sure why this error is coming. I ran the above command by reducing the cache size to 512 and then 256 but it is running into same error. I am not sure how to use --cache-strategy sparse in the given command.

Screenshot of my Error: enter image description here

Could anybody help with the setup?

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    Cross post: help.openstreetmap.org/questions/44750/…
    – mmd
    Aug 12, 2015 at 18:07
  • @mmd Could you help me with my issue?
    – python
    Aug 12, 2015 at 19:36
  • The error message above recommends to try --cache-strategy sparse to overcome the error message. Did you already do that?
    – mmd
    Aug 12, 2015 at 19:56
  • I don't know how to configure setup.php file for --cache-strategy sparse. Could you help me with this because I have tried all other methods as far.
    – python
    Aug 12, 2015 at 21:03
  • Okay I fixed --cache-strategy sparse and used this command ~/Nom1/Nominatim/utils/setup.php --osm-file data/latest.osm.pbf --all --osm2pgsql--cache-strategy sparse --osm2pgsql-cache 1024 but sadly same error :|
    – python
    Aug 12, 2015 at 21:30

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I have resolved this issue.

Go through this link and follow all the instructions posted there.

Problem Resolved

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  • Can you explain how you fixed --cache-strategy sparse?
    – joelmdev
    Oct 4, 2015 at 5:56

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