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Re: 'make' in endless loop


On Sat, May 26, 2012 at 8:40 PM, Patrick Dickey <pdickeybeta@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Well, I am on an e-machines. So right there it's as if I'm running a
> computer from 2012 BC.  My results this time were 2m20.038s (real),
> 1m17.877s (user), 0m3.340s (system) just doing make clean; time make.
> The results were similar for make clean; time make
> ubuntu-manual-en_US.pdf.
> Also this morning, I had some other cpu-intensive programs running, so
> that's probably a factor. So if you're on a low-end consumer machine, I
> would make sure that nothing else is running at the same time. Just to
> guarantee that it's getting the most out of the cpu.

Ah, okay. Those times look more reasonable.

One cause of slow-downs that I've see is if one of the fonts hasn't
been installed. It takes *forever* to figure out that the font is
missing and will grind away for minutes on end until that point.
Running the install-pkgs.sh script should install all the fonts
required to build the PDF.