Hi again, in my current songbook project I use t-filter with LilyPond as shown in http://wiki.contextgarden.net/LilyPond with latest beta MkIV on OSX.
Every line (system) of notes is included as its own PDF to leave the page breaking to ConTeXt. But since I have some hundred songs with each a few lines, it sums up... I guess ConTeXt keeps every externalfigure open, since I get this error: pages > flushing realpage 70, userpage 70 (c_helpmesee.tex structure > sectioning > TitelKlein @ level 2 : 0.83 -> Help Me See GNU LilyPond 2.16.2 ERROR: In procedure open-file: ERROR: Too many open files: "/Applications/music/LilyPond.app/Contents/Resources/bin/../share/guile/1.8/ice-9/r4rs.scm" LILYPOND > name='lilytemp/prd_alle-temp-lilypond-c_helpmesee.pdf' LILYPOND > including system no.1 LILYPOND > including system no.2 LILYPOND > including system no.3 LILYPOND > including system no.4 LILYPOND > including system no.5 ) (c_hochaufdem.tex </Users/hraban/workspace/liederheft/lilytemp/prd_alle-temp-lilypond-c_helpmesee-1.pdf> </Users/hraban/workspace/liederheft/lilytemp/prd_alle-temp-lilypond-c_helpmesee-2.pdf> </Users/hraban/workspace/liederheft/lilytemp/prd_alle-temp-lilypond-c_helpmesee-3.pdf> </Users/hraban/workspace/liederheft/lilytemp/prd_alle-temp-lilypond-c_helpmesee-4.pdfI/O Error: Couldn't open file '/Users/hraban/workspace/liederheft/lilytemp/prd_alle-temp-lilypond-c_helpmesee-4.pdf': Too many open files. !LuaTeX error: xpdf: reading PDF image failed ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced! It works with songbook excerpts (some 30 songs). I don't understand if the error is really from LilyPond or from LuaTeX (I guess the former), and how I would be able to increase the number of possible files (in bash on OSX 10.8.4). So probably it's more a general Unix question than a ConTeXt one, but anyway... ANALYSIS: $ ulimit -n 256 $ sysctl kern.maxfiles kern.maxfiles: 12288 $ sysctl kern.maxfilesperproc kern.maxfilesperproc: 10240 SOLUTION: $ ulimit -S -n 2048 (Properly describing a problem often helps to solve it. I send this for the records, in case someone runs into the same.) Greetlings, Hraban --- http://www.fiee.net/texnique/ http://wiki.contextgarden.net https://www.cacert.org (I'm an assurer) ___________________________________________________________________________________ If your question is of interest to others as well, please add an entry to the Wiki! maillist : firstname.lastname@example.org / http://www.ntg.nl/mailman/listinfo/ntg-context webpage : http://www.pragma-ade.nl / http://tex.aanhet.net archive : http://foundry.supelec.fr/projects/contextrev/ wiki : http://contextgarden.net ___________________________________________________________________________________