[OS X TeX] Poor performance on a MacBookPro

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Sun Sep 2 14:54:01 EDT 2007

On Sep 2, 2007, at 1:39 PM, Dave Murray-Rust wrote:

> 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.

It's hard to know if this is what you should expect without being  
able to typeset what you are typesetting. Can you post some source  
files that we can time to give you a comparison?


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