I got the following error:
TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [main memory size=3000000]
while compiling a TikZ path containing ~10,000 points. So i decided to increase this memory limit of TeX. I edited the /usr/share/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf file. Now it contains the following lines:
main_memory.latex = 30000000 main_memory.pdflatex = 30000000 main_memory.xelatex = 30000000
But the pdflatex or xelatex dies with the same error, and it says, that the main memory size is still 3,000,000. I was searching for other
texmf.cnf files, and there is one here:
/etc/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf. But it's just a link, the changes what i made, appeared also in that file. So why does TeX ignore it?
I'm using TeX Live 2010/Arch Linux.