[OS X TeX] Typesetting factor of 2 slower in Leopard

Warren Nagourney warren at phys.washington.edu
Wed Jan 21 21:04:53 EST 2009

Wow, that was fast. Thanks, I try reinstalling.



On Jan 21, 2009, at 5:58 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Jan 21, 2009, at 7:53 PM, Warren Nagourney wrote:
>> I just installed Leopard on my G4 Powerbook and found that  
>> typesetting in TeXshop is a factor of two slower than it was under  
>> Tiger (10.4.11). I waited until the Spoghtlight indexing was done  
>> and verified (using the Activity Monitor) that there was very  
>> little else going on when I did the typeset. I also typeset twice  
>> in a row; both took about the same time. There was very little disk  
>> activity according to the Activity Monitor. After booting, with  
>> little else active (and waiting until the disk settled down), it  
>> used to take 12-14 seconds to typeset my 245 page manuscript (an  
>> unfinished book); now it takes about 28 sec. The processor setting  
>> in the preferences (Energy Saving) is set at the highest.
>> I thought I might try to reinstall MacTeX. I am using the 2008  
>> distribution (MacTeX-2008.mpkg). Do you think that might help?  
>> Finally, are there any other pitfalls to using TeXshop with Leopard?
>> Thanks very much.
>> Warren Nagourney
> Howdy,
> How did you install MacTeX? The way the path is set up is different  
> in Leopard than on prior versions of OS X. If re-installing MacTeX  
> 2008 isn't an issue I'd recommend doing that.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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