[Slackbuilds-users] Texlive-20130530 Build Errors

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Fri Mar 21 13:46:33 UTC 2014

On Fri, 21 Mar 2014, David Spencer wrote:

> Strategy A is to observe more closely what the system is doing.  Start the
> install, wait ten mins, and do 'vmstat 5 20' and 'iostat 5 20' and 'ps
> -efl' to see what's happening.  Look for the tree of pids that starts with
> installpkg.  This might reveal something like an i/o redirection that has
> gone wrong so that it's waiting forever for input (you might also want to
> try typing ctrl/d on the controlling terminal in case that's what's up).


   Will do. It's still early here so it will be an hour or so before I get to

> Strategy B is to think it through from the other end. Does the installpkg
> command print 'Executing install script for
> texlive-20130530-i486-2_SBo.tgz' before it seems to stop?

   Yes, it does. There's a newline and there it sits.

> I'm not sure what these commands do, but it might be interesting to remove
> '1>/dev/null 2>/dev/null' from them to see what shows up when the package
> is installed.  (Maybe you could shortcircuit the need to rebuild the whole
> package by using explodepkg, editing install/doinst.sh, and making a new
> package with makepkg).
> Anybody else have some tips?

   Let me try A and report results.



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