[Python-checkins] python/dist/src/Doc README,1.53,1.54

fdrake at users.sourceforge.net fdrake at users.sourceforge.net
Tue Jan 13 18:56:05 EST 2004

Update of /cvsroot/python/python/dist/src/Doc
In directory sc8-pr-cvs1:/tmp/cvs-serv29346

Modified Files:
Log Message:
add a note about memory consumption and LaTeX
closes SF bug #721157

RCS file: /cvsroot/python/python/dist/src/Doc/README,v
retrieving revision 1.53
retrieving revision 1.54
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--- README	13 Jan 2004 23:56:03 -0000	1.54
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+ LaTeX (or pdfLaTeX) ran out of memory; how can I fix it?
+ --------------------------------------------------------
+ This is known to be a problem at least on Mac OS X, but it has been
+ observed on other systems in the past.
+ On some systems, the default sizes of some of the memory pools
+ allocated by TeX needs to be changed; this is a configuration setting
+ for installations based on web2c (most if not all installations).
+ This is usually set in a file named texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf (where the
+ top-level texmf/ directory is part of the TeX installation).  If you
+ get a "buffer overflow" warning from LaTeX, open that configuration
+ file and look for the "main_memory.pdflatex" setting.  If there is not
+ one, you can add a line with the setting.  The value 1500000 seems to
+ be sufficient for formatting the Python documetantion.
  What if Times fonts are not available?

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