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Re: Running fetchmail as a service

On Fri, 23 Apr 2004, Christopher Benson-Manica wrote:

> I've tried many things to get this to work correctly, and I just don't
> seem to be able to get it working right...  Here's my best effort:
> [12:53:57][cbenson@Prog09:~]> rm /var/log/fetchmail.log
> rm: remove write-protected file `/var/log/fetchmail.log'? y
> [12:54:04][cbenson@Prog09:~]> cygrunsrv -R fetchmail
> [12:54:09][cbenson@Prog09:~]> cygrunsrv --install fetchmail --path /usr/bin/fet chmail --args "--nodetach --invisible -ucbenson -f /cygdrive/h/.fetchmailrc" -- disp FetchMail --desc "FetchMail remote mail retrieval and fowarding service un der CygWin" --env "HOME=/cygdrive/h FETCHMAILUSER=cbenson FETCHMAILHOME=/cygdri ve/h" --shutdown
> [12:54:59][cbenson@Prog09:~]> cygrunsrv -S fetchmail
> cygrunsrv: Error starting a service: QueryServiceStatus:  Win32 error 1062:
> The service has not been started.
> [12:55:09][cbenson@Prog09:~]> cat /var/log/fetchmail.log
> fetchmail: no mailservers have been specified.
> [12:55:09][cbenson@Prog09:~]> cat /var/log/fetchmail.log
> fetchmail: no mailservers have been specified.
> [12:55:22][cbenson@Prog09:~]> cat /cygdrive/h/.fetchmailrc
> # Configuration created Tue Apr 20 10:15:52 2004 by fetchmailconf
> set postmaster "cbenson"
> set bouncemail
> set no spambounce
> set properties ""
> set daemon 10
> poll with proto IMAP
>        user 'cbenson' there with password 'xxx' is 'cbenson' here
> [12:56:35][cbenson@Prog09:~]> ls -l /cygdrive/h/.fetchmailrc
> -rw-r--r--    1 cbenson  mkgroup_      413 Apr 20 10:17 /cygdrive/h/.fetchmailrc
> Any ideas here?  fetchmail runs charmfully from the command line...

/cygdrive/h looks like a shared drive.  If it requires authentication, it
won't be accessible from a passwordless token created by the service, so
the file is *not* readable, even if it has a world read permission.
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