[OS X TeX] "Too many open files" error

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Sun Jul 16 16:12:38 EDT 2006

On Jul 16, 2006, at 4:04 PM, Morten Høgholm wrote:

> On Sun, 16 Jul 2006 21:58:11 +0200, Gary L. Gray  
> <gray at engr.psu.edu> wrote:
>> We are creating the proceedings for a meeting by including  
>> abstracts as individual PDF files via the pdfpages package. There  
>> are over 300 abstracts in this meeting and near the end of the  
>> compile we get the following error:
>> /usr/local/teTeX/bin/i386-apple-darwin-current/pdflatex: ./ 
>> ProceedingsAbstracts/Bednarcyk-180135.pdf: Too many open files
>> How do we overcome this limit in pdflatex so that we can get this  
>> thing to typeset from start to finish? I have all the latest TeX  
>> updates from gwTeX.
> Hmm, so this bug still wasn't resolved... Too bad.
>> A quick solution would be most appreciated since we need to get  
>> this thing to the printer later this week. :-)
> Try
> \let\mypdfximage\pdfximage
> \protected\def\pdfximage{\immediate\mypdfximage}

That did it! Thank you very much. I owe you a beer (or three).

All the best,

-- Gary

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