I have freshly installed msys 20120426 in my windows xp system with pentium
dual core. There were some broken files which could not be
extracted. During post install, after giving the location of mingw, the
message "unable to locate msys-iconv-2.dll" is displayed after which the
msys window hangs.
The following are the broken files namely,
xz-4.999.8beta-20090725git-1 of xz package from BASE
file-5.03-1 of file package from BASE
guile-1.8.7-1-msys-1.0.11-doc.tar.lzma of guile from EXTENSION
groff-1.20.1-1-msys-1.0.11-ext.tar.lzma of guile package from EXTENSION.