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RE: can't install new net release


I have experienced exactly the same problem while installing the net release
on a NT 4 SP 5.  Investigating the problem using WinZip to un-tar
cygwin-20000301.tar, I found that the MCSHIELD.EXE executable hangs (100% of
CPU) just after the mingwc10.dll is extracted from the archive.
MCSHIELD is an executable of the VirusScan NT program.  Version 4.0.3a is
installed on my PC.  There is probably a bug in this anti-virus software.

To work around the problem, I extracted all files from the
cygwin-20000301.tar archive, *except mingwc10.dll*.  To do this, you can use
the following command from the cygwin root directory:
  tar xvf cygwin-20000301.tar --exclude mingwc10.dll
of use WinZip,
beware that /bin will be mounted on /usr/bin, so /usr/bin should be empty
after installation (it is when setup.exe succeeds) ! If you extract the
files in the cygwin-20000301.tar archive using a program running under
Windows, then some of them will be extracted to <Windows path of cygwin
root>\usr\bin.  Just move them into <Windows path of cygwin root>\bin.

One last point: the attached file is mingcw10.dll renamed into
mingwc10.dll.bak.  Copy this file into <Windows path of cygwin root>\bin and
then rename it (remove the .bak extension).  Your system should hang, but
after a restart it will be OK, since the anti-virus program runs *after*
copying the file into the directory.

I hope this will be helpful.



> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Timothee Besset []
> Sent:	Wednesday, April 26, 2000 11:14 PM
> To:
> Subject:	can't install new net release
> hello everybody
> I wiped out my old cygwinB20.1 and tried to install the new one. I went
> through the registry, removed all the cygnus entries I could find. Then I
> ran setup, it downloaded all .tar.gz files and started installing. But it
> hangs on cygwin-20000301.tar.gz. It say "Installing
> cygwin-20000301.tar.gz"
> and just hangs. And NT becomes pretty unstable during that time, I can't
> switch to other apps / the whole system is slowing down. I can't even
> shutdown from software, I had to pull the plug three times so far.
> My system is a P3 something, running NT4 SP4
> I don't know if it's relevant but I'm installing into E:\cygwin
> I've attached the setup.log that's in my temporary install directory. The
> strange things is that it seems to say it did more thing than what
> actually
> shows up on the setup screen.
> regards
> TTimo << File: setup.log >> 


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