[tex-k] Bug#383781: Size limitation for dvips output files

Hilmar Preusse hille42 at web.de
Thu Sep 23 16:02:41 CEST 2010

On 23.09.10 Akira Kakuto (kakuto at fuk.kindai.ac.jp) wrote:

Hi Peter,

> > > In any event, as stated in Build, the relevant declarations in TeX are
> > > still inconsistent.  That's a different (and highly nontrivial) bug.
> > 
> > I think it is about time to address this problem!
> I think there is no 2G limit for the output file in the
> present dvips even in 32bit systems.
> I assume dvi file, pk, eps, pfb files etc. are less than 2G.
They are.

> I've created on 32bit windows an output ps file sample.ps of
> size 3103465676 bytes by
> dvips -Ppdf -C5560 sample
I can't on 32bit Linux. With your example above the file gets a size
of 2.147.483.647 bytes and is terminated then (the file does not end
properly). Maybe it is a Linux problem, but I'm able to create files
having a size of >2GB on that system.

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