[texhax] initex

Philipp Stephani st_philipp at yahoo.de
Tue Mar 22 17:26:05 CET 2011

Am 22.03.2011 um 17:08 schrieb Heiko Oberdiek:

>> QUESTION: Is there a good description how to create something like a 'big
>> LaTeX' format file with a TeXlive Installation? All what I found until now
>> refers to initex.
> I don't know what you mean with "big LaTeX". The times of emTeX
> are long gone. The memory setting of the default LaTeX format
> are quite large. Where do you have problems? Some memory settings
> can be set in the configuration file `texmf.cnf' (and fmtutils
> make it easy to regenerate the format files).

Indeed it seems to suffice to add something like this to $TEXMFROOT/texmf.cnf:

main_memory = 200000000
extra_mem_top = 100000000
extra_mem_bot = 100000000
save_size = 1000000
stack_size = 1000000

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