Cygwin 1.3.2 installation hangs on mingw-20010424-1.tar.gz

Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)
Tue Jun 19 07:23:00 GMT 2001

At 12:19 PM 6/18/2001, Guy T. Moore Jr. wrote:
>I've downloaded Cygwin 1.3.2 from 2 different sites onto
>2 different WinNT 4.0 machines and have done an install.
>The installation hangs while untarring mingw-20010424-1.tar.gz.
>Even if I unistall "mingw", then install just that one component the 
>machine hangs:
>Specifically the process, "Mcshield.exe", runs at 99% CPU and rebooting
>the machine is close to impossible. A hard reset is necessary.
>I've done this at least 5 times in hopes that it would succeed. (foolish thought)
>Any one else have this problem, and what is mingw? (do I need it for running anything else)

The README says I should turn off anti-virus software. Isn't that dangerous?

Larry Hall                    
RFK Partners, Inc.            
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