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Re: Setup hangs repetedly

FWIW, some time ago I thought that setup was hanging regularly while
doing 'Install from a local directory' when the directory was on a network
share.  Then on one occasion I started one such install and got
sidetracked for about 5 hrs.  When I returned to check on this install
I found that it actually had progressed, though a snail would have
outrun it by a fair margin.

Other methods of accessing the same network share showed no lag at
the same time this slow install was 'progressing'.  There's something
about the way I/O is done by setup that made installing from a shared
directory totally unworkable.

This example completed in about 6.5 hrs, installing fewer than 20 pkgs.


On 1 Feb 2003 at 19:24, Martin Magnusson wrote:

> Pavel Tsekov wrote:
> > Now this is a hell of a bugreport... Would you care to be more specific ? 
> > What choices do you make on the various pages of the setup wizard.
> * First, either Install from Internet or Install from Local Directory.
> * Then I specify the root directory (same as I used to have when it 
> worked), Install For All Users, Default Text File Type: Unix.
> * At "Select You Internet Connection" I choose Direct Connection. I 
> usually download from, but I have tried a couple of other 
> servers too.
> * At "Select Packages", I leave everythnig as Default, except the Devel 
> category, the Publishing category and Graphics/OpenGL, where I choose 
> Install.
> > What does it mean "hang" for you ? Is it that the setup application just sits 
> > and waits for a very long time without progressing at all
> Exactly. It is not unresponsive though. I can still cancel it 
> gracefully, but it doesn't do anything. I have left it on for an hour 
> after it seems to hang, just to confirm that it isn't just progressing 
> slowly.
> I did scan my hard drives (as suggested by L Anderson) with Norton Disk 
> Doctor a couple of days ago, but I'm doing it again now. I'll post again 
> if that fixes the problem.
> / Martin
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