Install hangs

Eric Mader
Wed Sep 27 02:00:00 GMT 2006

Eric Mader wrote:
> Dave Korn wrote:
>> On 26 September 2006 18:25, Eric Mader wrote:
>>> Dave Korn wrote:
>>> One other thing: I was updating a previous Cygwin installation. From a
>>> quick spot-check it seems that the installer didn't update anything: for
>>> example gcc still says it's version 3.3.3-1 even though the installer
>>> reports that the most recent version is 3.4.4-1. I also noticed that
>>> setup.log is dated 6/21/2004 and has no entries in it newer than that 
>>> date.
>>> All of this leads me to suspect that the installer didn't update 
>>> anything...
>>   You could just be right there.  From your cygcheck:
>> c:  hd  NTFS     53348Mb  99% CP CS UN PA FC     IBM_PRELOAD
>>   Looks like your C drive is full!
>>     cheers,
>>       DaveK
> I had about 750MB free on c:. I just did a bunch of archiving and 
> deleting and now there is 6.29GB free. The install still hangs at 
> exactly the same place. As far as I can tell, it tries to run the 
> preremove script *before* it does any installing - the only other thing 
> it seems to do is check the MD5s on the packages...
> Regards,
> Eric

I was able to get setup.exe unstuck by cd'ing to /etc/preremove, running and then deleting it. I had to do this with about 
three other scripts in this directory before setup.exe would move on to 
the next phase. It's now happily installing all the selected packages.

I'm not sure what was going on with the offending scripts...


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