[OS X TeX] Poor performance on a MacBookPro

Dave Murray-Rust D.S.Murray-Rust at sms.ed.ac.uk
Sun Sep 2 13:39:31 EDT 2007

Hi all,

I'm trying to use MacTex on a MacBookPro, and having awful  
performance issues. When I try to compile a chapter which I'm  
writing, it takes 33 seconds using TexLive from MacTex, and 13  
seconds using teTex from fink. This is in comparison to 4 seconds on  
an old laptop running Ubuntu.

To fit in with everyone else's benchmarking, I thought running the  
tex-perf.sh would be a good route to take. Unfortunately, it still  
hadn't finished when I killed it after 5 minutes.

Does anyone have any ideas or advice for debugging this? I'm pretty  
sure I'm running the i386-darwin version.


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