[tex-live] Runtime limitations on open files?
jonathan_kew at sil.org
Fri Aug 17 13:40:55 CEST 2007
On 17 Aug 2007, at 12:00 pm, David Kastrup wrote:
> we are crashing with "too many open files" on PDFTeX from TeXlive.
> The object id where this happens is 513 or so, and it would be my
> guess that PDFTeX keeps image files open as long as it has not yet
> shipped them out.
> It would appear that the system limitations of win32 are much larger,
> so I suspect the runtime with which TeXlive2007 has been compiled.
> Does anybody have a good pointer to where I might look for further
> information? This is quite a bad roadblock for us.
I believe the W32 binaries in TL were built by Akira using MS Visual
Studio tools, but I don't know whether/how this limit can be
As a workaround, have you tried alternatives such as generating DVI
output and then running dvipdfmx? It's possible that might handle
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