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Re: Can't start cron daemon in Cygwin 1.5.23 under WinXP SP2
>Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 10:24:09 -0800
>From: Brian Dessent <email@example.com>
>Steve Rowley wrote:
>> I'm gonna need a bit more guidance here; I found this script:
>Here I meant just run ordinary commands like ls, less, whatever. Pretty
>much anything you do from a shell prompt causes a fork, so really I was
>just curious if you got tons of error messages when trying to do
>anything or not.
Ok, easy enough. The hardest part was not giggling at the way sysbash
goes over the hill and through the woods to launch a SYSTEM owned
shell... So when the SYSTEM owned shell popped up, it could easily
fork an ls process:
>bin cygdrive cygwin.bat cygwin.ico etc lib proc sbin srv tmp usr var
>You could also try starting cron as SYSTEM from the prompt, as
>"/usr/sbin/cron -D" and see what happens there.
Another good idea. So I tried that:
>$ /usr/sbin/cron -D
> cron started
and all my cron jobs started up beautifully. (Dunny WHY, of
course...) So before the Muse looked elsewhere, I quickly tried to
run cron-config back in an ordinary shell. No luck; same problem:
>Do you want to start the cron daemon as a service now? (yes/no) yes
>cygrunsrv: Error starting a service: QueryServiceStatus: Win32 error 1053:
>The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.
So I think we've ruled out my crontab and the cron program itself as
potential causes. I believe that leaves some interaction between
cygrusrv and the OS or other antivirus/spyware/firewall stuff, no?
>I meant a development snapshot of the DLL, which you get at
><http://cygwin.com/snapshots/>. The stuff you get with setup.exe are
>only released versions which change relatively rarely. There's
>instructions in either the FAQ or users guide on using a snapshot, I
Fair enough. In that case, I have the latest release version.
Steve Rowley <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://alum.mit.edu/www/sgr/ Skype: sgr000
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