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memory problem?

 From: David Bobroff Subject: memory problem? Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 11:34:13 +0000 User-agent: Thunderbird 2.0.0.21 (Windows/20090302)

I'm having a problem that I don't understand. I have a file which makes a book of etudes. I'm using a series of \bookpart{} blocks inside a \book{} block. When I try to run the whole thing I get this at the end of the terminal output:

Layout output to `ten.ps'...
Converting to `./ten.pdf'.../usr/local/lilypond/usr/share/lilypond/current/scm/backend-library.scm:24:15: In procedure system in expression (system silenced): /usr/local/lilypond/usr/share/lilypond/current/scm/backend-library.scm:24:15: Cannot allocate memory
bash-3.2# emacs&
[8] 7951
bash-3.2#

I tried to learn if the problem was a particular section of either the file I'm using to generate the book or with the definitions file which is separate. I tried commenting out the second half and then the first half. Both halves worked independently without trouble. When I try to run the whole thing I get the above. The definitions file is 5,000+ lines.

I'm running LilyPond mostly inside coLinux on an XP machine. I thought maybe that could have something to do with this. I tried running the same files natively in Windows. Same result, except that the Windows command prompt was not so generous with the mode of failure. All I got was:

Layout output to `ten.ps'...
Converting to `./ten.pdf'...
error: failed files: "ten"

Ideas?

-David