[NTG-context] Baffling error

Willi Egger ntg-context@ntg.nl
Fri, 16 Apr 2004 22:36:28 +0200


Hi Paulo,

Yeah, that is what I was suspicous about! - Keep in mind, that most 
Linux distributions do provide most often an outdated version of TeX. I 
would suggest that you download a complete TeX distibution from CTAN.

If you decide to exclusively use CONTEXT then a minimal installation as 
provided by PRAGMA(Hans Hagen) can be recommended! - I use both the 
texlive and the Context-installation of tex.

http://www.pragma-ade.com/context/linuxtex.zip.bz2
http://www.pragma-ade.com/context/macosxtex.zip.bz2
http://www.pragma-ade.com/context/mswintex.zip.bz2

Success and let me know how things move on.
Kind regards Willi

Paulo Ney de Souza wrote:

> This is part of the problem, I am in a Unix shared environment, where I have
> to place a request for the software to be updated and wait another year ...
> 
> I am going to install Linux on my laptop and then move everything over there
> and see how does it go ...
> 
> Thanks for the help,
> Paulo 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ntg-context-admin@ntg.nl [mailto:ntg-context-admin@ntg.nl] On Behalf
> Of Willi Egger
> Sent: Friday, April 16, 2004 1:11 PM
> To: ntg-context@ntg.nl
> Subject: Re: [NTG-context] Baffling error
> 
> Hi Paulo,
> 
> When looking at your log file there are two points to be mentioned.
> 
> 1. you use a quite old version of CONTEXT and also pdftex.
> 
> My version:
> This is pdfeTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.11a-2.1 (Web2c 7.5.2)
>   \write18 enabled.
> 
> Your version:
> This is pdfeTeX, Version 3.14159-1.10b-2.1 (Web2C 7.4.5)
> 
> My version:
> ConTeXt  ver: 2004.3.19  fmt: 2004.3.20  int: english  mes: english
> 
> Your version:
> ConTeXt  ver: 2003.1.31  fmt: 2003.4.5  int: english  mes: english
> 
> 
> 2. in order to use CONTEXT at its best you really should enable \write18
> 
> What kind of installation do you use?
> 
> If you can you should update to the latest version. If you can you might 
> want to use TeX Collection 2003 i.e. TeXlive 9. The issue you have with 
> the exceeded tex-capacity is then solved anyway.
> If you are not able to update the tex-system because you are in a UNIX 
> environment where you do not have all access rights it might be possible 
> to make a texmf.cnf file in your local texmf-tree, where you can set the 
> shellescape to t (true) which enables \write18 and you might be able to 
> increase the memory assignments in the CONTEXT section of this file.
> 
> 
> I hope this helps!
> 
> Kind reagrds Willi
> Paulo Ney de Souza wrote:
> 
> 
>>Done, sorry ....
>>
>>Paulo
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: ntg-context-admin@ntg.nl [mailto:ntg-context-admin@ntg.nl] On Behalf
>>Of Willi Egger
>>Sent: Friday, April 16, 2004 12:51 PM
>>To: ntg-context@ntg.nl
>>Subject: Re: [NTG-context] Baffling error
>>
>>Hi Paulo,
>>
>>Yes, the ch1.tex you have on the web had the lines already uncommented 
>>(itemize about strength of concrete).
>>
>>Would you please change the access rights of the log file?
>>
>>Willi
>>
>>
>>
>>Paulo Ney de Souza wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Will, did you take the comments (%) out of the \startitemize part of the
>>>file ? I am including a new ch1.tex (without the comments) and the log
>>
>>file
>>
>>
>>>there now.
>>>
>>>Paulo
>>>
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: ntg-context-admin@ntg.nl [mailto:ntg-context-admin@ntg.nl] On Behalf
>>>Of Willi Egger
>>>Sent: Friday, April 16, 2004 12:24 PM
>>>To: ntg-context@ntg.nl
>>>Subject: Re: [NTG-context] Baffling error
>>>
>>>Hi Paulo,
>>>
>>>I downloaded your book.tex and ch1.tex and pictures. Here your file 
>>>compiles perfectly.
>>>I use a texlive 9 installation on a WinXP machine. My CONTEXT/pdftex is
>>>
>>>ConTeXt  ver: 2004.3.19  fmt: 2004.3.20  int: english  mes: english
>>>pdfeTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.11a-2.1 (Web2c 7.5.2)
>>>
>>>In order to be of support it could be a good idea to publish the CONTEXT 
>>>log file.
>>>
>>>Kind regards Willi
>>>
>>>Paulo Ney de Souza wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>I have a very simple file, with some 20 pages only and a few pictures,
>>>>nothing extr5enuous, but when I include the following piece of code
>>>>anywhere, it gives me TeX capacity exceeded, when producing a PDF file,
>>>
>>>that
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>is, with "texexec --pdf book.tex" but NO error when producing a DVI file
>>>
>>>...
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>Can anyone shed some light onto it ? The piece of code is:
>>>>
>>>>\startitemize
>>>>\item {\bf Low-strength concrete}: less than 20 MPa (3000 psi)
>>>>\item {\bf Moderate-strength concrete}: 20 to 40 MPa (3000 to 6000 psi)
>>>>\item {\bf High-strength concrete}: more than 40 MPa (6000 psi).
>>>>\stopitemize
>>>>
>>>>The file can be found in:
>>>>
>>>>	http;//math.berkeley.edu/~desouza/Context/
>>>>
>>>>Paulo Ney
>>>>
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