[tex-k] [axel.struebing@le-tex.de: dvips and files > 2GB]

Thomas Esser te at dbs.uni-hannover.de
Tue Nov 16 22:01:22 CET 2004

----- Forwarded message from Axel Strübing <axel.struebing at le-tex.de> -----
From: Axel Strübing <axel.struebing at le-tex.de>
To: tetex at dbs.uni-hannover.de
Subject: dvips and files > 2GB
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 11:38:55 +0100


If this question is completely out of topic, i am sorry, otherwise ...

Is it possible to produce outputfiles greater than 2GB with dvips?
I have searched the web and not found a conclusive answer.
The problem is, that processing an dvi-file with dvips under linux (which 
generally can deal with larger files) results in an error message, that the 
file size limit is exceeded and the resutling file is 2GB in size.
This is due to a large number of rather big eps-images included.

May be, i have to recompile dvips with "-DLARGEFILE" or something.
The OS running deals regularly with much larger files during backup, so it is 
no matter of libc/kernel/etc.

best regards
Axel Strübing

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