[tex-k] note from Don Knuth
karl at freefriends.org
Sat Mar 14 23:48:39 CET 2009
Indeed, it seems the stack_size setting in texmf.cnf does not affect
MetaPost (in TeX Live 2008; I think that may change next year). The
hardwired stack_size in mp.ch is 300.
Therefore I've compiled a new i386-linux mpost binary for you with
stack_size=5000, and you can get it from http://tug.org/~karl/mpost.gz.
If you simply replace your current mpost with it, hopefully it will be
fine. There should be no other changes in behavior.
I just mean, something simple like this:
mv mpost mpost.orig
chmod a+x mpost
Hope this solves it for you. Let me know if problems.
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