cygwin problem - installation halting at

Robert Pendell
Sat Feb 16 01:42:00 GMT 2013

On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 2:11 PM, Dave Goodall <snip> wrote:
> In Sep 2012 we tried installing cygwin with the then latest setup.exe
> version 2.573.2.2 on a new Windows 2008 Server (x64) and the
> installation hung at 98%.
> Yesterday Feb 12 2013 we downloaded the latest cygwin DLL setup.exe (1.7.17-1)
> Prior to running the install on a Windows Server 2008 server we
> cleaned the registry of prior cygwin entries and turned off virus
> checking.
> The install hangs executing the post-install script
> "/etc/postinstall/".
> Found: C:\Program Files (x86)\MKS Toolkit\mksnt\awk.exe

I would start by removing MKS Toolkit from your path.  At least until
you complete install.  I suspect it may be causing issues.

Robert Pendell
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