[tex-live] TeX capacity exceeded

Bernhard Kleine bernhard.kleine at gmx.net
Tue Dec 6 15:02:55 CET 2011

Am Dienstag, den 06.12.2011, 13:16 +0100 schrieb Ulrike Fischer:
> Am Tue, 06 Dec 2011 13:03:49 +0100 schrieb Bernhard Kleine:
> > ! TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [main memory size=3000000].
> http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/7953/how-to-expand-texs-main-memory-size-pgfplots-memory-overload
Hallo Ulrike,

this was helpfull: I added 

main_memory.pdflatex = 5000000 

to path to/texlive/2011/texmf.cnf, updated all format files and
compilation works.

For me it is still a little mysterious how this overload could happen: I
had a compilable 380 page version and I only changed the organisation of
the text: I cut one large chapter in four different ones, changed some
headings from lower to higher orders subsubsection -> subsection,
subsection ->section, but did not change the text itself. What I had to
do, to add optional titles where mathcode or boldface is used in
heading. But that has obviously exceeded pdflatex's capacity.

Thanks a lot for your help! Merci vielmals

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