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RE: setup.exe keeps hanging

Dave Korn wrote:
> ----Original Message----
>> From: Jurgen Defurne
>> Sent: 14 April 2005 13:38
>> I still have the following problems :
>> - The installation of cygwin1.dll keeps hanging at 78 %
>> -- Probably because the installation is not complete,
>> i cannot get access to my D: drive (which is just a second drive),
>> but I can get access to my C: drive and to my network drives.
>> ANy hints ?
>   Just one possibility.  It might be the same problem, or it might
> not. 
>   Start a bash shell.  Unless your install is really badly
> damaged, this should still work.
>   cd into /etc/postinstall.
>   Is there a file there called ""?  If so, that's going
> to have been causing setup to crash when it tries to handle
> it.  Execute it directly (enter "./"), then rename it with "mv
>   After that setup should be able to complete.
>   In fact, if even your bash shell won't work, use a dos
> prompt to rename it, then you can run it manually after your
> setup has completed by using ". /etc/postinstall/"
>     cheers,
>       DaveK
> --
> Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

(This may or may not be related to your issue...) I also noticed on the
last update I did that some/all of the packages for ?LaTex? were
updated -- and that the post-install script ( took a VERY
long time to complete --- i.e. system looked like it was hung, but was
actually ?building? a lot of postinstall stuff.  This was on a slower
processor machine ~400mhz -- WAG is it took about 8-10 minutes.  I kept
thinking setup was hung -- ended up cancelling it and running by hand ( I also had to comment out line 11, kept getting
permission denied on removing ~/web2c/*.*fmt).  


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