Magento v2.1.7 CE
Permissions double checked
When I run compile command through cli, it ends at step 2 as seen in the image below.
I found that it might be due to a wrong auth.json in composer settings which is used for magento repo. I could not find any auth.json file though, the composer folder was present in the parent directory as
.composer but it had only one folder
It used to work well as this is not a fresh installation. Any clues or guidance?