[OS X TeX] Slow MacTeX 2008
maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Tue Oct 28 15:25:42 CET 2008
On 28 okt 2008, at 15:17, David B. Thompson, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, CFM
> On Oct 28, 2008, at 07:00 , Maarten Sneep wrote:
>> time pdflatex sample2e.tex
>> for me this yields: real 0m0.456s; user 0m0.227s; sys 0m0.041s
>> (on an 2.4 GHz iMac).
>> If your results are similar, then try to see if your particular
>> latex file is to blame.
> Here's the result:
> Theoden:~ thompson$ time pdflatex sample2e.tex
> real 0m22.090s
> user 0m18.420s
> sys 0m1.098s
That is long, way too long.
>> Hope this gets you started.
>> Report back here what the times above are, and also your $PATH and
>> the output of
>> kpsewhich -show-path=tex | tr ':' '\n'
>> in the terminal.
> Here's the kpsewhich output:
> Theoden:~ thompson$ kpsewhich -show-path=tex | tr ':' '\n'
[snip, seems normal enough]
> And my path:
> Theoden:~ thompson$ echo $PATH
Can you create a new user account, and try again? In addition, set the
PATH to "/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/texbin"
> I think I have a pretty simple system. My texmf tree is relatively
> small and my particular LaTeX file is not complex (it doesn't seem
> to matter which LaTeX file I use, by the way).
To rule that out, I would suggest you try with a fresh user account.
We need to activate some debugging flags if that still fails, but
others know better how to make sense of those (and their output).
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