[SOLVED] vcpkg install icu:x64-windows appears to make the Visual Studio 2017 image freeze and the build stops

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10 May, 2019 07:54 PM

Not sure what's going on. Only that a build I have been trying to setup appears to freeze and timeout once "vcpkg install icu:x64-windows" has completed.

So a simple build such as :

ECHO Building...


CD C:\Tools\vcpkg

vcpkg install icu:x64-windows

ECHO Complete

Will fail to send the ECHO Complete to the log as it will not complete. The build will just hang and timeout.
Please see this build https://ci.appveyor.com/project/TonyW/bhawk/builds/24460709

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Owen McDonnell on 10 May, 2019 08:27 PM

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    Can you please try to RDP to build worker and see if there is some GUI window blocking build progress.

  2. 2 Posted by white.tw.tw on 11 May, 2019 03:51 PM

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    Hi Owen.
    Thank You for the swift reply and the excellent suggestion. Your query confirmed one of the two possibilities I had reasoned it could be:

    • VM corruption or processing error
    • Stale process left over from vcpkg

    I was able to confirm that the issue was with vcpkg. I stumbled upon a bug report here:
    And have submitted a patch to vcpkg:

    I reasoned that as the gpg-agent.exe process wasn't blocking the build locally, but was still running well after the build had finished, that it was the cause of the issue.

    Thanks for your help. This one is solved!

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Owen McDonnell on 13 May, 2019 04:00 AM

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    Great, thanks for the detailed explanation!

  4. Owen McDonnell closed this discussion on 13 May, 2019 04:00 AM.

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