[OS X TeX] Poor performance on a MacBookPro

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Sep 3 18:03:15 EDT 2007

On Sep 3, 2007, at 4:51 PM, Maarten Sneep wrote:

> ...
> It seems you have moved your home directory to an external drive.  
> The double // in /Volumes/Data/Users/dave// seems to have the  
> effect that all directories in your home are searched. I bet you  
> have set your $HOME variable _with_ a final slash. It should not  
> have that slash. As an experiment, do the following:
> export HOME=Volumes/Data/Users/dave
> latex test-file
> If that helps, you have the cause. Use whatever method (NetInfo I  
> guess) to change the assignment of your home.
> Maarten


Yes, the // means all sub-directories and then the trailing path.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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