[pdftex] TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [number of destination names=20000]

ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Jan 16 17:03:13 CET 2003

I've met this frequently with (auto-generated) large manuals.  A 1000-page
manual can easily have 20000 destinations (one I am thinking of has 3000
in the index alone).  However, with a tolerably recent pdftex the settings
mentioned in the original post do solve the problems. I think the problem
may be the `tolerably recent' part, and I recall a user of my makefiles
with (I think) pdftex-0.13d could not overcome the limits.

On Thu, 16 Jan 2003, John Culleton wrote:

> On Wednesday 15 January 2003 14:30, Leonard mckinley wrote:
> >     "TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [number of destination
> > names=20000]"
> >
> > I'm getting this error running pdflatex on some doxygen generated
> > source.  How do I increase this limit?
> Unless your application is very unusual I suspect that there mey be an
> error in your tex source. That is the only way I have ever gotten an
> overflow problem. Check for the dumb things like brackets opened but not
> closed etc.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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