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RE: New cygwin install hanging on postinstall

> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] On
> Behalf Of Stephen John Smoogen
> Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 4:19 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: New cygwin install hanging on postinstall
> On 20 January 2016 at 17:06, KARR, DAVID <> wrote:
> > I was installing cygwin for the first time on a Win7-32bit box.
> It is hanging in postinstall, with "0/Perpetual" and
> "/etc/postinstall/0p_texlive_prep.dash.  I've tried this twice now,
> and it hangs effectively forever on this step (waited 15-20 minutes
> each time).  What other information could I provide?  I looked at
> the end of the setup.log file, but that just indicates that
> installation was complete.
> >
> How much memory does this system have? I know that TexLive is a
> real
> memory hog these days in certain parts.. Does removing TexLive from
> your install list go past this?

It has 4g RAM.  Checking "Resource Monitor" while the install is running, there is 750MB "available".

I tried searching for "texlive" and setting all of those to "uninstall".  The "postintall" step spends quite a while on "0p_000_autorebase.dash", but I noticed that before.  However, after that finishes, it then sits on "0p_texlive_prep.dash".

While it's sitting here, I dumped out "/var/log/setup.log.full".  Here is the end of the file:
The following DLLs couldn't be rebased because they were in use:
2016/01/21 09:15:40 running: C:\cygwin\bin\dash.exe "/etc/postinstall/0p_texlive
2016/01/21 09:19:20 note: Nothing needed to be installed
2016/01/21 09:19:20 Ending cygwin install

Note that the current time is currently 9:37AM.  The log file hasn't updated in almost 20 minutes.

I would run the script manually, but I don't know what to run.

I tried to exclude c:\cygwin from the virus scanner, but it seems doubtful that the installer would go through all the other steps if this was really an issue.

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