[tex-live] kpsewhich uses huge amount of memory and CPU

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Mar 20 14:52:29 CET 2012

On Mar 20, 2012, at 8:43 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Mar 20, 2012, at 4:05 AM, Jörg Frauendiener wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I am wondering if anyone else has this issue: I am on Mac OSX 10.7 with TexLive 2011. For some time now when TeX-Live-Utility updates the setup I get a process which uses a huge amount of memory (6 GB and more) and 100% CPU. It looks like it is the kpsewhich command which is the cause of this. The last entry in the log file is from fmtutil-sys. My MBP cloggs up and I have to kill the process. So I am wondering what to do with this problem?
>> Anyone knows?
>> Cheers, Jorg
> Howdy,
> Just for the record I'm not experiencing this with OS X 10.7.3 and TeX Live Utility 0.96 (distributed with MacTeX-2011 along with TL2011).
> Have you changed paths or any TeX Live variables? Do you have lots of files and directory depth in your personal texmf tree?
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)


I also left out another item that may be relevant. Don you have multiple TeX distributions installed? Especially a Find or MacPorts installation?

Could you please run

echo $PATH

in Terminal?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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