Fork issue on W10 WOW

Marco Atzeri
Sun Jul 1 08:51:00 GMT 2018

Am 30.06.2018 um 22:47 schrieb Ken Brown:
> On 6/30/2018 11:52 AM, Marco Atzeri wrote:
>> Hi,
>> on a new W10 HP Laptop, the 32 bit installation always fails
>> on postinstallation scripts that use perl.
>> The outcome is like:
>> $ ./
>>        1 [main] perl 1796 child_info_fork::abort: address space needed 
>> by 'Encode.dll' (0x2620000) is already occupied
>> Can't fork, trying again in 5 seconds at /usr/bin/fmtutil line 73.
> [...]
>> Until I have the 32bit running I can not deploy any new package, as 
>> the previous W7 is retired.
> I've never had this problem with my own 32bit installation on W10, but I 
> just reproduced it by doing a new installation with your list of 
> packages.  Have you tried just installing a minimal list of packages 
> that you need for building the packages you maintain?

partially tried, and the minimal installation was fine.

> Alternatively, you might work around the problem by first doing a base 
> install, then installing your texlive-collection-* packages, and then 
> installing everything else.  I just tested this with your list of 
> packages, and it worked for me.

I will give a try to this sequence.

> Ken

Thanks for your experiment

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