Bug 5249 - TeX/kpathsea takes forever to verify that fonts exist
TeX/kpathsea takes forever to verify that fonts exist
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 5326
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tetex (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 1999-09-20 11:34 EDT by hughett
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-15 17:56:01 EST
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Description hughett 1999-09-20 11:34:15 EDT
When I run TeX on a small file, it takes about 10 seconds
to verify that all the fonts exist, followed by about a
second to actually compile the file.  The previous version
did everything in a second or two.

Sample:

[hughett@chaplin ncf99]$ tex desc
This is TeX, Version 3.14159 (Web2C 7.3)
(desc.tex (/home/hughett/tex/newfonts.texkpathsea: Running
mktextfm  cmr12
mktextfm: /var/lib/texmf/tfm/public/cm/cmr12.tfm already
exists.
kpathsea: Running mktextfm  cmmi12
mktextfm: /var/lib/texmf/tfm/public/cm/cmmi12.tfm already
exists.
kpathsea: Running mktextfm  cmsy10
mktextfm: /var/lib/texmf/tfm/public/cm/cmsy10.tfm already
exists.
kpathsea: Running mktextfm  cmex10
mktextfm: /var/lib/texmf/tfm/public/cm/cmex10.tfm already
exists.
kpathsea: Running mktextfm  cmbx12
mktextfm: /var/lib/texmf/tfm/public/cm/cmbx12.tfm already
exists.
kpathsea: Running mktextfm  cmti12
mktextfm: /var/lib/texmf/tfm/public/cm/cmti12.tfm already
exists.
kpathsea: Running mktextfm  cmtt12
mktextfm: /var/lib/texmf/tfm/public/cm/cmtt12.tfm already
exists.
) (/home/hughett/tex/btxmac.tex)kpathsea: Running mktextfm
cmss12
mktextfm: /var/lib/texmf/tfm/public/cm/cmss12.tfm already
exists.
kpathsea: Running mktextfm  msbm10
mktextfm: /var/lib/texmf/tfm/ams/symbols/msbm10.tfm already
exists.
kpathsea: Running mktextfm  msbm10
mktextfm: /var/lib/texmf/tfm/ams/symbols/msbm10.tfm already
exists.

[1] [2] [3] (desc.aux) [1] )
Output written on desc.dvi (4 pages, 8672 bytes).
Transcript written on desc.log.

The log file contains nothing remarkable.

Paul Hughett
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-01-15 17:56:59 EST
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5326 ***
Comment 2 hughett 2000-02-01 10:52:59 EST
I made the modification suggested in bug report #5326 but this had no effect
on the problem.  After some experimentation I found that removing the line
     export TEXFONTS=.:$HOME/tex/fonts:/var/lib/texmf/
did fix the problem, whether or not the modification from #5326 was installed.
I have been using TeX for going on ten years now, and set up the environment
variables several years ago; it appears that the newest kpathsea configuration
is incompatible with the old environment variables.

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