[XeTeX] XeTeX infinite loop  bug - possible fix
jonathan_kew at sil.org
Thu Dec 16 17:30:25 CET 2004
I think I may have a temporary fix for the  problem, until
such time as I correct the real bug in XeTeX and release a new version.
I've been able to reproduce the problem here, and identified a
texmf.cnf setting that appears to trigger it (and which was changed in
a recent i-Package update).
Edit the file:
(you may need to "sudo pico ..." or whatever your favorite editor is),
look for the "Memory" section, and add the lines:
extra_mem_bot.xetex = 0
extra_mem_bot.xelatex = 0
It is not necessary to regenerate the format files after adding these
(ConTeXt users may need an additional setting; I'm not sure what format
name they're using.)
Please let me know, those who've run into the problem, whether this
does solve it for you. Meanwhile, I will of course aim to fix the bug
in XeTeX that makes non-zero "extra_mem_bot" settings fail in this way.
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