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Re: Cygwin install crashes & reboots without leaving a trace
- From: Arend Rensink <arend dot rensink at utwente dot nl>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:18:55 +0200
- Subject: Re: Cygwin install crashes & reboots without leaving a trace
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- References: <5423D681 dot 9000707 at utwente dot nl> <20140925101803 dot GA9828 at dinwoodie dot org>
On 25-9-2014 12:18, Adam Dinwoodie wrote:
I would be looking very hard at whatever virus protection you have.
The fact that the setup-*.exe is being removed makes me think some
third party program is killing the installer and deleting the
executable; that's just not something the installer will do.
Yes, in te meanwhile I looked a bit further and found out that that's
precisely what happens. The corresponding message is:
25-9-2014 10:54:05 Quarantined legal software that can be used by
criminals to damage your computer or personal data
(I don't suppose there is a worm, but you might be interested in knowing
about this false positive.)
As a result, there's very little we can do on this list to help you.
Normally I'd suggest looking at the setup.log file, but I very much
doubt that will tell us anything other than that the installer
suddenly stops running.
Well, if I knew *where* (during with package install) this is triggered,
it might still help circumvent the problem. I'm pretty sure this is
deterministic. However, AFAIS no log file is generated - probably due to
the abrupt termination. Can you suggest any way I can obtain a log?
For instance, can I reroute logging to stdout?
Unfortunately, the virus software configuration is set by university
policy, I can't touch it myself :-( (though I am of course also trying
to go that route).
In any case, thanks for your reply and help.
University of Twente
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