[tex-live] Pathological search path for TeXMF.cnf
P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Mon Mar 16 07:23:40 CET 2015
Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> Phil, in order to avoid too many rooms of freedom, could you confirm
> that the config files on all your installations are identical? IMO it
> doesn't make sense to investigate further until you confirm that they
> are identical.
They were identical when I started, but I received so many helpful
suggestions which I applied to the slow system that they have now
diverged. I think that somewhere back in the thread someone told me how
to find out exactly how many copies of TeXMF.cnf I had and how to locate
them; I shall start there, ensure the two systems are in synch from that
perspective, and then copy the corresponding TeXMF.cnf files from the
fast system to the slow before repeating the timing test.
In the meantime, I carried out a fascinating analysis of the time spent
on each operation as reported by Process Monitor (well over 3 million
records) using MS Access, but still failed to identify the root cause.
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