[OS X TeX] latex file compilation very very slow

Axel E. Retif axretif at igo.com.mx
Fri Jul 14 23:18:23 EDT 2006

On Jul 14, 2006, at 4:35 AM, olivier dadoun wrote:

> Hello all,
> I have installed latex on my PowerBook G4 (under tiger) using i- 
> Installer.
> I have compiled this very simple tex file:


> and it took 5min to obtain the pdf file (I try few time), which is
> very  very slow ... :(


> (I created also another account without the root permission, and the
> compilation of my tex file is also very very fast).
> On  comp.text.tex group someone suggested me to repair all the  
> permissions
> (I  used for this the Disk Utility from  /Applications/Utilities/),
> but unfortunately the problem persists.
> Does anyone have an idea?

You could try safe boot: restart your computer and, as soon as you  
hear the start-up chime, hold down the Shift key until you see the  
gray gear (or whatever is called) turning. Then wait for several  
minutes as your hard disk is been checked. Then the login panel will  
appear; log in and in the trash you'll see various cache files that  
correspond to you. Empty the trash and restart your computer. I think  
this should work.



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