# [tex-live] issue with input stack size

Pablo Rodríguez oinos at web.de
Thu Oct 14 19:47:45 CEST 2010

Hi there,

I'm composing a presentation and for some weird reason I get the
following error when I mark a text with \textit{} (\textbf{} is not
problematic, though):

TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [input stack size=5000].

I added "stack_size = 10000" to /usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf.cnf.

I generated all format files invoking "fmtutil-sys --all" and format
file generation seemed to be OK.

But when I compile the presentation (either with LuaLaTeX or with
XeLaTeX), I get the same error as above.

My question is how can I increase the input stack size? (What I did
seems to be useless.)