[tex-k] note from Don Knuth

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Sat Mar 14 23:48:39 CET 2009

Dear Don,

Indeed, it seems the stack_size setting in texmf.cnf does not affect
MetaPost (in TeX Live 2008; I think that may change next year).  The
hardwired stack_size in mp.ch is 300.

Therefore I've compiled a new i386-linux mpost binary for you with
stack_size=5000, and you can get it from http://tug.org/~karl/mpost.gz.
If you simply replace your current mpost with it, hopefully it will be
fine.  There should be no other changes in behavior.

I just mean, something simple like this:

cd /wherever/wherever/bin
mv mpost mpost.orig
wget http://tug.org/~karl/mpost.gz
gunzip mpost
chmod a+x mpost

Hope this solves it for you.  Let me know if problems.


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