[tex-live] TeXLive 2005 is slower than TeXLive2003

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Fri Sep 8 00:09:21 CEST 2006

karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry) writes:

>     And the directory of TeXLive 2003 is much bigger than that of TeXLive 2005.
> That doesn't actually mean much, given ls-R files.  The question (well,
> one question) is whether the configuration files are telling the
> binaries to search the disk in the 05 case and not the 03 case.  You
> might diff the texmf.cnf files and see if anything looks suspicious,
> like a missing !!.  You might also run kpsewhich --debug story.tex (say)
> and compare the output to see if there are major differences in what
> gets searched.

System calls can easily be tracked by running

strace tex ...

on a typical Unix-like system.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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