[tex-live] TeXLive 2005 is slower than TeXLive2003

Jerzy B. Ludwichowski Jerzy.Ludwichowski at uni.torun.pl
Fri Sep 8 01:20:30 CEST 2006

David Kastrup wrote:
> 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.
There  is a system performance monitoring tool (control panel > 
administrative tools > performance)  or started from the command line as 
perfmon.msc) which can trace various characteristics of system activity. 
It has got a Help. I'd think that with a bit of luck one could find out 
what's going on. I do not say that this will be easy.


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