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RE: Cygwin Installation Problems on Windows Vista (killing sh.exe helps)
- From: Quip11 <dennisf at denix dot us>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2007 09:08:17 -0800 (PST)
- Subject: RE: Cygwin Installation Problems on Windows Vista (killing sh.exe helps)
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> On the "semi-broken installation":
> Actually, the problem was that the "whatever vital job" that
> /etc/postinstall/gnuplot.sh was doing
> never completed. 30 minutes of wait time by multiple Vista users on
> multiple brands of spanking new
> laptops indicates some sort of interaction bug of these shell scripts (or
> the programs they run) with the "wonders" of Vista.
> This "hang at 99% forever" symptom persists even with setting the
> Properties of
> setup.exe to run in "Windows XP(SP2)" compatibility mode.
> It's a very disappointing installation experience for novice programmers.
> Our XP and Windows 2000 users do not have these problems as setup.exe
> completes just fine.
> Thanks again for your attention to this annoying bug.
> Chris Lent
Actually I'm having this same problem right now with good ol' Windows XP.
If it doesn't hang in /etc/postinstall/update-info-dir.sh, it hangs
somewhere else. I've walked away and let it run for hours.
There's something wrong with the scripts. And this is three months later.
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