Setup 2.774 texlive postinstall takes 10+ hours (resending due to cygwin bounce)

marco atzeri
Tue Feb 5 16:37:00 GMT 2013

On 2/5/2013 4:48 PM, jeremycraven wrote:
> I am just reinstalling cygwin on a fresh install of XP on a rather old laptop
> with Avast as virus software.
> It is absolutely crawling at the texlive postinstallation stage - stuck
> showing 24-25% for at least half an hour now. I was about to give up but
> googled "cygwin install hangs texlive-collection" and was surprised to
> actually hit something so will leave it to run over night.
> Previous installs went a lot lot quicker.
> There is no /var/log/setup.log etc that I can see yet ( only an empty file
> setup.log.postinstallXa03208 in C:\cygwin\var\log).
> I can confirm kpsewhich.exe is taking most of the CPU.
> Jeremy

Hi Jeremy,
just for curiosity, how many texlive-collections did you select for 
installation ?


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