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Re: setup hangs during postinstall

On Wed, 8 Oct 2003, Steve Kelem wrote:

> I'm trying to update to the latest cygwin (1.5.5-1). Setup install a lot
> of things, said I had to reboot, and then proceeded with the postinstall
> step.
> Setup is stuck, with the window saying:
> Progress
>   This page displays the progress of the download or installation.
> RUnning...
> No package
> /etc/postinstall/

This is a known bug (as a search of the recent archives would have shown).
People are investigating.  As a short term workaround, you can "mv
/etc/postinstal/{,.done}" and rerun setup.

> When I run that file manually, it completes.
> Also, there are a LOT of files in /etc/postinstall.  Can they be
> deleted? Should they be deleted automatically?
> Steve Kelem

They could be, but why?  Besides, they don't take up much space (I think
the total is about 100k, except for the gcc-mingw tarball).  So don't
worry about them...
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