[tex-live] Install-TL hanging at TeXlive.infra.win32

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Fri Sep 12 23:53:01 CEST 2008

I now think this was not the cause of
the problem; after moving TEMP to the
SCSI drive, with 15Gb free, the installer
hung in exactly the same place.  The file
can be fetched (I checked from another
machine), and I have now found that
although all TeX environment variables
were cleared, there were still traces of
an old TeX and Perl in the path.  These
have now been removed, but the installer
still hangs at TeXlive.infra.win32.  The
next step was to remove E:\Layered products\Programs
from the path (this directory contains the GNU
utilities for Windows); the installer still
hangs at the same place.  Leaving the task
manager running shews /two/ instances of
[Red hieroglyphs]Install-tl; the second
appears at the moment the installer hangs.
Both are reported by the task manager to
be not responding.  I have now eliminated
every possibility that I can find, and
testing is now suspended until someone
can suggest why it might hang at this
point, and how to cure it.  I should
add that this is being carried out
using Remote Desktop, as the new system
has no physical HIDs.

The installer is also continuing to report
a number of MD5 problems.

** Phil.

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