# Slow compilation without sudo [closed]

With any *.tex file, even with almost empty template, `tex`, `latex`, `pdflatex` commands takes ages to compile it. `strace` shows excessive amount of `stat` calls to all the files in my home directory, which is the cause of slow behaviour. If I run a compilation with `sudo` command all fine and quick as it supposed to be. How can I fix this?

`strace` output consists of many many lines like this:

``````stat("/home/...", {st_mode=S_IFDIR|0755, st_size=4096, ...}) = 0
open("/home/...", O_RDONLY|O_NONBLOCK|O_DIRECTORY|O_CLOEXEC) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
getdents(8, /* 7 entries */, 32768)     = 208
close(8)
``````

EDIT: I'm using RHEL 6

`env | grep TEX`

`kpsewhich -a texmf.cnf`

/usr/share/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf

`kpsewhich -var-value=TEXINPUTS`

• Can you add the output of the shell commands `env | grep TEX` and `kpsewhich -a texmf.cnf` (as normal user)? – egreg Jun 8 '15 at 11:58