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Bug#396835: tetex-bin postinst take unlimited amount of time and ram (kpsewhich took 600M and 14h)



On Thu, Nov 23, 2006 at 02:23:15PM +0100, Marcin Juszkiewicz wrote:
> Dnia czwartek, 23 listopada 2006 12:09, Julian Gilbey napisał:
> > On Thu, Nov 23, 2006 at 11:30:39AM +0100, Marcin Juszkiewicz wrote:
> > > Dnia środa, 22 listopada 2006 18:43, Frank Küster napisał:
> 
> > > kdebug:kpse_normalize_path (/home/hrw//texmf) => 1
> 
> > Could you please now also send the the output of:
> 
> > grep '^TEXMFHOME =' /etc/texmf/texmf.cnf
> 
> 12:55 hrw@work:hrw$ grep '^TEXMFHOME =' /etc/texmf/texmf.cnf
> TEXMFHOME = $HOME/texmf

That's OK.

> > echo $HOME
> 
> /home/hrw/

That's not: $HOME should not have a trailing slash.

> > > and here it start to go through filesystem and loops in kernel build
> > > due to symlinks:
> [...]
> 
> > Then again, symlink loops like this are just plain evil.
> 
> Blame kernel-package?
> 
> 12:58 hrw@work:hrw$ pwd
> /home/hrw
> 12:58 hrw@work:hrw$ ll src/linux/debian/linux-image-2.6.19-rc5/lib/modules/2.6.19-rc5/source
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 hrw pavilon 19 2006-11-10 15:51 src/linux/debian/linux-image-2.6.19-rc5/lib/modules/2.6.19-rc5/source -> /home/hrw/src/linux

I see.  kernel-package places a symlink from source to the source of
the tree.  That's weird, I guess.  Maybe worth filing a bug against
kernel-package?

   Julian



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