[tex-live] _very_ slow TeX compilation :(

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Mon Mar 23 13:23:33 CET 2009

On Mo, 23 Mär 2009, patrick_ at freenet.de wrote:
> I just discovered that on my recent debian lenny workstation the compilation of any TeX file (either tex->pdf or tex->dvi) takes about ~20-30 seconds.
> I am really curious on what to look at since even when trying to compile it manually on a console (I used kile before) it takes ages.

Output of

Run once with -kpathsea-debug=-1

You might have a missing !, or you are searching the whole tree without
ls-R, or your HOME is on NFS and you search all of your home, there are
many options.

Best wishes


Dr. Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>        Vienna University of Technology
Debian Developer <preining at debian.org>                         Debian TeX Group
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