About the issue - "I'm stuck on 'Downloading meteor-tool@' whenever running any projects."


#1

It seems that many suffered from this and frustrated.
(
https://forums.meteor.com/search?q=meteor-tool%20category%3A6


)
I also gone through this problem for two example projects, and got a brief solution.
(Environment: windows 7 64bit, Meteor 1.5.1)

------------------------ Working solution
for a project, do these once.

  1. do “meteor update”
  • This is just following the message - “Meteor 1.5.2 is available. Update this project with ‘meteor update’”.
    I guess maybe the meteor team have prepared for this.
  1. do “meteor npm install --save babel-runtime”
  • “meteor run” after “meteor update”, some babel related errors occur.
    (This solution is also appeared on the console.)

------------------------ Remain issues

  1. You have to do this heavy process for every projects.(Although it is once.)
  2. Is this a problem just in particular environment?
  3. Has meteor team any patch plan? (maybe…but it seems difficult.)

#2

Currently, the installation file is Meteor 1.5.1, whereas, on the console message, it suggests 1.5.2.
So I guess maybe this is a just wait-and-see problem, for the next version.


#3

My understanding is that in Windows the bundled extraction tool (7-zip 32bit) is what slows down the updates. When Meteor for Windows switches to 64bit the problems should be solved.

A few folks have had speed increases digging into their Meteor install and replacing the 32bit 7-zip binary with the 64bit one in the mean time however


#4

Thanks, I guess you are right. I believe 1.5.2 and follow-up patches will solve the window 64-bit problem and many others. It is certain that the team is striving hard.


#5

for me windows defender was slowing down the extraction progress. Task Manager showed 30-50% CPU usage for both, 7z and Anti Malware Executable, during extraction. So whenever a new meteor version is downloaded i exclude the bundled 7z application in the windows defender settings and the performance boost has been great since :slight_smile: 2-3 hours back then vs a few minutes now.


#6

Luckily for me, “meteor update” ended in about an hour. With many downloads and updates, it’s likely to be very frustrating under many windows environments.