[metapost] Fwd: problem with mpost number of strings exceeded

luigi scarso luigi.scarso at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 16:58:36 CET 2015

> I am running into a problem with a metapost file which generates about 20
> files,
> each being about 500kb. These files use a lot of labels (with latexmp) and
> eventually
> I get metapost capacity exceeded [number of strings = 31228]
> (on an old distribution). I have tried to increase max_strings to 200000,
> pool_size to
> more than a million, main_memory has been set to 3000000, (I changed
> texmf.cnf
> and regenerated the format with fmtutil), but I still get that error.
> What should I increase? In the worst case, I could split my file to
> generate a smaller
> number of figures.
> Thanks,
> Denis
hm is it possible to have an example ?

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