Install hangs

Eric Mader
Fri Sep 29 17:23:00 GMT 2006

Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
> Eric Mader wrote:
>> In the process of messing around w/ the scripts in /etc/postinstall I 
>> ran into a problem w/ find. In an attempt to find scripts where both 
>> the '.sh' and the '.sh.done' versions existed I typed the command:
>> find . -name "*.sh" -exec ls \{\}.done \;
>> This caused some strange error messages, and left some stalled 
>> processes running 'find' behind. (I can't run this command now because 
>> the successful run of setup.exe cleaned them all up, but here's the 
>> output of a similar use of '-exec' in find:
>> $ find . -name "*.sh.done" -exec ls \{\} \;
>>     197 [main] find 16764 fhandler_dev_zero::fixup_mmap_after_fork: 
>> requested 0x
>> 430000 != 0x0 mem alloc base 0x430000, state 0x2000, size 1040384, 
>> Win32 error 4
>> 87
>>     543 [main] find 16764 c:\cygwin\bin\find.exe: *** fatal error - 
>> c:\cygwin\bi
>> n\find.exe: *** recreate_mmaps_after_fork_failed
>> It takes quite a long time to get a command prompt back after these 
>> error messages, and it leaves behing a stalled process.
>> Is this releated somehow to my many failed attempts to run setup.exe, 
>> or is it a know problem w/ find?
> Could be a rebase issue.  Try installing the package, read the README, and
> follow the instructions for rebasing your system.

I ran rebaseall (w/ no arguments) and the above find command still fails 
in the same way. Anything else I can try?

Is there a way to save the list of installed packages and do a clean 


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