tex capacity exceeded

Markus Kohm komascript at gmx.info
Fri Sep 16 10:27:26 CEST 2022

Am Freitag, 16. September 2022, 10:13:27 CEST schrieb Bernhard Kleine:
> While the old tex.conf files
> were deleted when new texlive distribution came forward

That's the reason for not to overwrite the texmf.cnf of the distribution but 
use a local or user file. See also `texdoc texlive`  and `texdoc kpathsea`.

You can find all currently used texmf.cnf files using

    kpsewhich -a texmf.cnf

Usually the one in …/texmf-dist/web2c contain also a lot of documentation and 
also the lines:

| % If you modify this original file, YOUR CHANGES WILL BE LOST when it is
| % updated.  Instead, put your changes -- and only your changes, not an
| % entire copy! -- in ../../texmf.cnf.  That is, if this file is
| % installed in /some/path/to/texlive/2022/texmf-dist/web2c/texmf.cnf,
| % put your custom settings in /some/path/to/texlive/2022/texmf.cnf.
| % (Below, we use YYYY in place of the specific year.)

BTW: 16 chapter and 600 pages are usually not a problem (e.g., the KOMA-Script 
book hat more chapters and more pages). Problems are often memory leaks 
because of mistakes in the document code. So increasing TeX capacities is 
often just poking around the symptoms instead of eliminating the causes.
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