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RE: Setup hangs in postinstall
- From: "John Morrison" <john dot r dot morrison at ntlworld dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2003 10:30:39 -0000
- Subject: RE: Setup hangs in postinstall
(Sorry I've not quoted people, I've lost track of who wrote
what... also, I re-arranged the email slightly.)
>>>> process hangs on two postinstall scripts;
base-files-mketc does use uname,
base-files-profile does not...
>>>> I then try to run the scripts manually and they still hang.
>>>> I have run them with sh -x to see where they're getting
>>>> stuck and I have found that it is any time they try to assign a
>>>> to the output of a command i.e.: OSNAME="`/bin/uname -s`"
>>>> I can reproduce the problem with just that line on from a bash or sh
>>>> shell prompt. I have also tried to strace this command, but I get no
>>>> output at all. Setting variables to a simple string works fine.
>>>> What is interesting is that the problem happens on both my laptop and
>>>> the clients workstation, but not my co-workers laptop. They are all
>>>> running XP SP1. I also can not reproduce the problem on another laptop
>>>> that is running Windows 2000 SP4. There are a few less minor
I'm sorry, I don't have a copy of XP to try this with, but it would
appear to be a bug in uname (since it gives no output from the commandline)
Does it uname hang or just return empty? Is there any error codes? Try:
/bin/uname -a ; echo $?
Also, could you *attach* (uncompressed) the output of:
/bin/cygcheck -svr > cygcheck.out
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