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Re: teTeX-bin dependency installs take over 12 hours

On Feb 14, 2011, at 8:35 AM, Dieter Baron wrote:

> hi,
>>> I'm currently running a pbulk build on Mac OS X 10.6.6, and teTeX-bin has 
>>> already spent 11.5h (!) in the depends phase, and it's still not finished:
>  Watching the output and some sed revield an interesting inefficiency:
> /var/pkg/lib/texmf/web2c/luatex/luatex.fmt and 
> /var/pkg/lib/texmf/web2c/luatex/dviluatex.fmt were both rebuilt 2647 times, 
> pdftex/pdftex.fmt, pdeftex/pdfetex.fmt and pdftex/etex.fmt were rebuilt 1008 
> times each.

What does your etc/texmf/web2c/fmtutil.cnf have?

>  /var/pkg/lib/texmf/ls-R contained these files quite often.  Some part of the 
> install script seems to mess this up.

This is strange.  The install script does not modify ls-R directly; it only 
calls mktexlsr to rebuild it.

>  I've recreated that file (ls -R > ls-R) and we're down to about 3 minutes 
> per hyphen package.  (Still rather long for installing a few files, so this 
> begs further cleanup!)

It is not just installing a few files.  Whenever hyphenation patterns are 
modified, all the installed formats must be rebuilt.

Min Sik Kim

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