[OS X TeX] Memory leak, how to debug?

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Feb 10 21:09:36 EST 2016

> On Feb 10, 2016, at 7:03 PM, Justin C. Walker <justin at mac.com> wrote:
> On Feb 10, 2016, at 16:55 , Markus Klyver wrote:
>> I just updated OSX (no upgrade) and every time I now try to compile something, the process (latex) just hangs and allocates more and more memory until all of my RAM and virtual memory are full. Is there any way to debug the cause of this behavior? Note: this kind of behavior arose with the update.
>> Best Regards, Markus 
> It might help to know what hardware and OS version you are using.  Also, (just checking) are you using the command line, as in
>   % latex foo
> ?
> Thanks.
> Justin


In addition, how about the TeX distribution you are using (MacTeX/TeX Live and what year(s) or other distribution(s)).

What is the console saying when you have the freeze?

I do have a bit of a problem with the OS having an effect on compilation unless you are going from a very old distribution and OS to a new OS.

If you have updated to El Capitan please see <http://www.tug.org/mactex/elcapitan.html> and, especially, the `Updating For El Capitan' document linked there.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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