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Re: Windows 7
- From: "Brian Wilson" <wilson at ds dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2010 16:35:51 -0500
- Subject: Re: Windows 7
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I stand (actually I'm sitting) corrected. :)
The reason I deleted the .sh script was because it would never run to
completion on subsequent installs. I also forgot to add that I went though
and selected reinstall for all my packages to avoid the problem you pointed
out. It took a while, but everything is working for me.
Brian S. Wilson
Home: (678) 376-9258 Cell: (678) 232-9357 Wilson@ds.net
---------- Original Message -----------
From: "Larry Hall (Cygwin)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sun, 31 Jan 2010 20:13:03 -0500
Subject: Re: Windows 7
> On 01/29/2010 08:45 PM, Brian Wilson wrote:
> > I had a similar problem upgrading on XP. I think my issue was related to
> > heap space allocation issue which prevents the shell from running during
> > installation. I found that failed installations left shell processes
> > but not doing anything useful.
> > Check the documentation as I believe there is a fix for the heap space
> > In my case, I killed these useless shells and that allowed the Cygwin bash
> > shell to start up with out heap space errors. I cleaned out the
> > /etc/postinstall directory by removing any shell scripts (rm *.sh) and
> > rerunning the setup. Cygwin installed okay for me after that.
> There's no reason to remove postinstall scripts and, in fact, very
> good reason to not do so - your installation could be incomplete.
> If things are working for you and you have no complaints, there's no
> reason to revisit this issue but in case others reading this thread
> thought this would be a good thing to try, I wanted something on
> record that would recommend against it.
> Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
> RFK Partners, Inc. (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
> 216 Dalton Rd. (508) 893-9889 - FAX
> Holliston, MA 01746
> A: Yes.
> > Q: Are you sure?
> >> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
> >>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?
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