TeX Live 2022: Compilation *very* slow on new Ubuntu installation compared with macOS on same machine

Richard Stanton rhstanton at berkeley.edu
Wed Oct 26 19:20:54 CEST 2022

Thanks, Nelson, but after a bit more experimenting, I think the problem is not with TeX Live after all. I'm sharing directories on my Mac disk on my Linux VM using hgfs, and the file I’m compiling is in a shared directory. If I put the file somewhere on the Linux disk instead, it compiles fine. And if I compile the file in the shared directory, but with the current directory set to somewhere on the Linux disk, again it works fine, so I suspect it’s something to do with the speed of writing the log file on the shared disk. Either way, the fact that it works in a non-shared directory  suggests the problem is not with TeX Live.



> On Oct 26, 2022, at 6:54 AM, Nelson H. F. Beebe <beebe at math.utah.edu> wrote:
> Richard Stanton reports slow TeX compilation times on a Ubuntu 22.10
> virtual machine running on top of macOS.
> Richard, can you supply me privately with a suitable test document?  I
> have hundreds of VMs, including some running Ubuntu 22.10, and I would
> like to compare TeX times with the base O/S to see if I can reproduce
> your experience.
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