tetex-tiny installation stuck at texmf.sh

Larry Hall (Cygwin) reply-to-list-only-lh@cygwin.com
Thu Jul 19 12:26:00 GMT 2007

Amir E. Aharoni wrote:
>> Don't be so quick to stop a postinstall script.  Several minutes is not
>> too long to wait for some packages.
> It was not several minutes - it was many many minutes. Half an hour maybe.

Still not necessarily long enough in general, though this may not be your
issue here.

> I already succeeded at installing LyX on other, much slower computer.
> It was the same version of Setup.exe. The only difference was that
> they ran on XP.

Sounds like you're caught by Vista.  Try turning off UAC.

>> But I
>> did notice you have miktex installed as well.
> How do you see it? What is the name of the package?

Sorry, old data.  Since I had to save off your cygcheck.out, rather than
just like MIME types handle converting it and presenting it to me in-line,
I somehow ended up looking at the cygcheck.out of the last person who forced
me to do the same thing. ;-)

> I didn't install it myself - it must be a dependency of something.
> The report i attached is from a clean install. After failing to
> install LyX for several times i wiped everything and reinstalled the
> packages i need, without LyX or TeX. If any TeX-related package got
> there anyway, it must be a dependency.
> How can i see a list of a package's dependencies? (I couldn't find in 
> the FAQ.)

Look at your cygcheck output.

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A: Yes.
 > Q: Are you sure?
 >> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
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