Let it run

Steve Litt slitt at troubleshooters.com
Sat May 2 06:56:53 UTC 2020

On Sat, 2 May 2020 07:16:25 +0200
Daniel <xracoonx at gmx.de> wrote:

> On 2020-05-01 21:18, Steve Litt wrote:
> > On Fri, 1 May 2020 12:12:39 +0200

> > If doing all these things doesn't bring it down to under a minute,
> > try to eyeball where in the compile it slows down, and investigate
> > that.  
> How can I "eyeball" it?

Watch the messages as they scroll by, see what takes a long time, and
what repeats hundreds of times.

The log you sent earlier probably won't help, because few folks have
the time to scroll through hundreds of lines of logs. What WOULD help
is to make a Minimum Working Example (MWE) of the bug. After thoroughly
backing up the document, rename it and keep removing halves until all
of a sudden it compiles a lot faster. Go back one step, and keep
eliminating other things until you come up with a small document that
takes 1 to 10 minutes to print. 

It's possible (though I doubt it) that your whole compile process
really is that slow, in which case when you remove half, compilation
takes half the time.

Also, try the compile with an earlier and if possible later version of
LyX. Occasional versions of LyX have performance problems, which are
fixed very quickly and put out as a newer version.


Steve Litt 
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