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Re: Setup hangs in postinstall
- From: Brian Ford <ford at vss dot fsi dot com>
- To: Michael Robbert <mrobbert at Mines dot EDU>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2003 14:29:40 -0600 (CST)
- Subject: Re: Setup hangs in postinstall
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On Fri, 5 Dec 2003, Michael Robbert wrote:
> A co-worker and I are trying to debug a problem that we came across
> while trying to do a new install of Cygwin on a clients computer. We
> have the current version of Setup.exe(2.416) and we have tried to
> install from a couple of mirrors, but even when doing just a base
> install the process hangs on two postinstall scripts.
> base-files-mketc.sh and base-files-profile.sh
> If you hit cancel in setup you end up with a partially working system. I
> have been able to open a bash shell and kill those processes and the
> rest of the scripts run fine. I then try to run the scripts manually and
> they still hang. I have run them with sh -x to see where they're getting
> stuck and I have found that it is any time they try to assign a variable
> to the output of a command i.e.: OSNAME="`/bin/uname -s`"
> I can reproduce the problem with just that line on from a bash or sh
> shell prompt. I have also tried to strace this command, but I get no
> output at all. Setting variables to a simple string works fine.
> What is interesting is that the problem happens on both my laptop and
> the clients workstation, but not my co-workers laptop. They are all
> running XP SP1. I also can not reproduce the problem on another laptop
> that is running Windows 2000 SP4. There are a few less minor patches on
> my co-workers laptop, but that is the only difference that we can think
> of. What else can we look at to find out why this problem is happening
> on two computers, but not others?
Maybe the mailing list archives or google?
Let us know if this does not lead you to the solution.
Senior Realtime Software Engineer
VITAL - Visual Simulation Systems
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