[Ifeffit] ifeffit on Windows ME
newville at cars.uchicago.edu
Tue Mar 26 21:02:07 CST 2002
> I got an interesting bug report a few days ago which I could only
> partly address. A fellow asked me:
> > I have installed the IFEFFIT package in my computer (WIN ME). The
> > installation software seems to work ok. However, when I try to run
> > the *.bat files, I have the following message, repeated twice: "out
> > of environment space". Despite these messages athena, gifeffit and
> > ifeffit are runnig ok. However, tkatoms.bat and apt.bat don't run
> > at all.
> I understand that the "out of environment space" problem results from
> the rather awkward way the old Windows operating systems handled
> "conventional" memory and the amount of memory dedicated to holding
> the values of environment variables. It seems reasonable that this
> message turns up when our .bat files are run since they add to the
> environment. I suppose that an environment that is already nearly
> full could be tipped by our .bat files.
I have similar problems on a Win98 box. I eventually got
tkatoms.bat to run by hacking away at the PATH setting inside
tkatoms.bat. I never got apt.bat to run.
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