[tex-k] slow response at creating fonts

Amarjit Sathi A.Sathi@cs.bham.ac.uk
Thu, 27 Sep 2001 14:02:15 +0100 (BST)

I have an installation of teTeX v 1.0 on a newtork. Latex responds fast
when fonts already exist, however when fonts need to be created everything
grind on at a painfully slow pace, in particular at the point that
mktexpk runs.

I have checked that there is no mode inconsitencies ie. mfmode is set to
ljfour and bdpi is set at 600.

I have checked there is no mixture of files/directories in ls-R. In fact I
have changed over the user area for font creation just to be sure that
this wasn't a problem.

Running truss whilst running xdvi on files that need fonts to be created
shows that mktexpk is actually sleeping for periods and this is the cause
of the delay. But why would mktexpk go to sleep?

Any help/thoughts would be much appreciated.



Amarjit Sathi, Computer Officer, School of Computer Science, University of
Birmingham, B15 2TT. Tel:0121 414 4791 Fax:0121 414 4281