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RE: New cygwin install hanging on postinstall
- From: "KARR, DAVID" <dk068x at att dot com>
- To: "cygwin at cygwin dot com" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2016 17:40:31 +0000
- Subject: RE: New cygwin install hanging on postinstall
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> Subject: Re: New cygwin install hanging on postinstall
> On 20 January 2016 at 17:06, KARR, DAVID <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I was installing cygwin for the first time on a Win7-32bit box.
> It is hanging in postinstall, with "0/Perpetual" and
> "/etc/postinstall/0p_texlive_prep.dash. I've tried this twice now,
> and it hangs effectively forever on this step (waited 15-20 minutes
> each time). What other information could I provide? I looked at
> the end of the setup.log file, but that just indicates that
> installation was complete.
> How much memory does this system have? I know that TexLive is a
> memory hog these days in certain parts.. Does removing TexLive from
> your install list go past this?
It has 4g RAM. Checking "Resource Monitor" while the install is running, there is 750MB "available".
I tried searching for "texlive" and setting all of those to "uninstall". The "postintall" step spends quite a while on "0p_000_autorebase.dash", but I noticed that before. However, after that finishes, it then sits on "0p_texlive_prep.dash".
While it's sitting here, I dumped out "/var/log/setup.log.full". Here is the end of the file:
The following DLLs couldn't be rebased because they were in use:
2016/01/21 09:15:40 running: C:\cygwin\bin\dash.exe "/etc/postinstall/0p_texlive
2016/01/21 09:19:20 note: Nothing needed to be installed
2016/01/21 09:19:20 Ending cygwin install
Note that the current time is currently 9:37AM. The log file hasn't updated in almost 20 minutes.
I would run the script manually, but I don't know what to run.
I tried to exclude c:\cygwin from the virus scanner, but it seems doubtful that the installer would go through all the other steps if this was really an issue.