[OS X TeX] Increasing memory

Adam Fenn acwfenn at ntlworld.com
Fri Sep 21 09:36:43 EDT 2007

On 21 Sep 2007, at 13:16, Axel E. Retif wrote:

> First, locate the ``active'' texmf.cnf:
> kpsewhich texmf.cnf
> You can edit it with pico; v.gr.,
> sudo pico /usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf
> or with BBEdit or the freeware TextWrangler ( 
> http://www.barebones.com/ ). When you start changing it, either of 
> those programs will ask for your admin password.
> What I did was to copy more or less the values from Gerben Wierda's 
> TeX distro. Then I rebuilt formats with
> sudo fmtutil-sys --all

I followed your instructions and increased main_memory = 10000000, but 
when I ran TeXshop on my file I got the same complaint
! TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [main memory size=1500000] even though 
texmf.cfn has been changed.
Any ideas?

Adam Fenn.

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