[OS X TeX] Changing (memory) settings for pdfTeX (was: bigpdflatex)

Michael Hoppe mh at michael-hoppe.de
Mon May 30 15:30:20 CEST 2005

>Maybe that was
>because in the past the memory settings were overwritten with any entry
>that came later while for other settings (like PATHS) it is the other way
>around (what has already been set will not be set in a later found
>texmf.cnf file). That would also explain why mem_pdf_size.pdflatex would
>work (is not overwitten because it does not exist in
>/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf, while mem_pdf_size sec in
>/usr/local/teTeX/texmf.cnf does not work because it is available in
>/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf and is thus overwritten.
>Can someone confirm my guess that this is the situation?

Somewhat.  But please note, that pdf_memsize doesn't occur in 

I've ran 3 scenarios:

1) Set pdf_mem_size = 1000000 in 
/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf only: it works.

2) Set pdf_mem_size = 1000000 in /usr/local/teTeX//texmf.cnf without 
altering /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf: doesn't work.

3) Set pdf_mem_size.pdflatex = 1000000 in /usr/local/teTeX/texmf.cnf 
witout altering /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf: works.


>Maybe I must ad an explanatory note in /usr/local/teTeX/temx.cnf

Maybe one should add a value of pdf_mem_size in 
/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf at all?


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