[OS X TeX] Slow MacTeX 2008

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Oct 28 16:01:36 CET 2008

On Oct 28, 2008, at 9:26 AM, Nestor Aguilera wrote:

> Perhaps updating the locate database (sudo /usr/libexec/ 
> locate.updatedb) will help?
> Nestor


Don't believe the locate database is used for searching for executables.

I did notice that the leading terms in the PATH were /sw/bin which  
means that there is some Fink software around. Was there a Fink teTeX  
installed? This has lead to all sorts of problems because of the way  
fink places its bin directory at the front of the PATH. If the only  
Fink software that has been installed is teTeX I'd remove it and then  
check your .profile, .bash_profile, etc., to see if there is anything  
that loads a config file that sets the profile.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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