Unable to extract libkbdsg.a while installing the w32api-runtime / gcc-core package

rocwhite168 rocwhite168@163.com
Tue Jan 13 19:12:00 GMT 2015


Hi Larry,

Thanks for your suggestion. The problem still exists if I shut down my
anti-virus software. The other point is hard to demonstrate, but say
just trust me on this that virus is not very likely.

I tested it on two Win 8.1 + one Win 7 machines: I cannot create a
file named "libkbdsg.a" in TotalCommander or cmd.exe (by entering
"type NUL > libkbdsg.a"), but can do it using Windows File Explorer. I
can create files named similarly (e.g., libkbdsf.a) using either
method. I know some file names are special (e.g., CON, PRN) and cannot
be used, but "libkbdsg.a" doesn't seem to be one of them.

Cygwin installer can install w32api-runtime on the Win7 and one of the
Win 8.1 machines, but it failed to install this file on my newest Win
8.1.

Thanks,

Roc

On Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 8:01 AM, Larry Hall (Cygwin)
<reply-to-list-only-lh@cygwin.com> wrote:
> On 01/08/2015 08:17 PM, rocwhite168 wrote:
>>
>> Hi Cygwin users,
>>
>> I've been trying to install the w32api-runtime package (required by
>> gcc-core) for my 64-bit Cygwin installed under Windows 8.1, but the
>> installer always gives an error "Unable to extract
>> /usr/lib/w32api/libkbdsg.a. This file is in use or some other error
>> occurred. Please stop all Cygwin processes and select "Retry", or
>> select "Continue" to go anyway (you will need to reboot)." Note that
>> the mentioned file does not exist yet in that location. I have
>> successfully installed w32api-runtime on a different Windows 8.1
>> machine though. The only noteworthy difference may be that this time
>> I've enabled compression on the cygwin64 root directory.
>>
>> Even weirder, it seems that I'm not able to create a file named
>> "libkbdsg.a" anywhere on BOTH Windows 8.1 machines. Renaming an
>> existing file to this name has no problem. However, the installer
>> seems to delete the file first instead of overwriting it, so manually
>> creating such named file doesn't help.
>>
>> Have any one encountered similar problems? Any help would be greatly
>> appreciated.
>
>
> If you're having a problem creating any file inside or outside of Cygwin
> tools, that suggests a virus/anti-virus tie-in.  I'd recommend looking
> into this.
>
>
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