[texhax] Error: TeX capacity exceeded

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Thu Mar 18 13:11:47 CET 2010

On  16 Mar, 2010, at 11:22, Slingerland, Philip C wrote:

> I am a Fedora 12 user running texlive 2007.  I have added the tikz and pgfplot packages also.
> I get this error when I run latex on one of my .tex files:
> ! TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [main memory size=1500000]
> [...]
> To fix this I tried changing texmf.cnf in /usr/share/texmf/web2c/.  I changed: main_memory = 1500000 to main_memory = 3000000.
> After doing so, I still got the same error as above.  Then I tried to "redump the format files" by issuing the command fmtutil --all.  I still get the same error as above.

I think that with TL2007 already there was a difference between <util> and <util>-sys.

I *guess* that if you did just `` fmtutil --all '' formats were recreated in an invisible .texlive2007/ directory in your $HOME. Maybe they are not being used when you typeset.

Just a guess.



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