OpenBSD: lack of RAM, reordering libraries at boot time and pkg_add errors

Freshly installed (in VirtualBox) OpenBSD 6.2 spent too much time during boot, on the ‘reordering libraries’ step. Several minutes, not less.
I havent’ seen such a behavior in prior releases.

As usual, thanks to guys from daemonforums.org.
And here are some explanations from Theo de Raadt: https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-tech&m=146159002802803&w=2.

But the problem was in lack of free memory: the VM had only 64 mb (default value in VirtualBox setting for OBSD) and it was not enough.

After adding more memory the boot process became quicker.

pkg_add(1) and pkg_info(1) havent’ worked properly either, until I added extra memory to the configuration.

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