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RE: Can't start cron daemon in Cygwin 1.5.23 under WinXP SP2
>Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 19:17:52 +0000
>From: "Dave Korn" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>On 25 January 2007 18:03, Steve Rowley wrote:
> You are in a domain and you didn't use the -d option, hence the following
>output in your cygcheck:
> This could perhaps lead to cygwin getting confused about permissions.
Ok, I just tried mkgroup -lcd, but that included many lines of
irrelevant cruft from the corporate domain. So I just removed the
mkgroup_l_d line from /etc/group; is that what you recommend?
That, alas, did not fix the problem. Running cron-config still
produced the following when it tried to start cron as a service:
>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.
>> I have Symantec AntiVirus, but none of the others you mention.
>> Symantec AntiVirus I can't mess with, since it's installed in a
>> nonmodifiable way by an IT department.
> Does it have any "anti-spyware" or "suspicious behaviour blocking"
Beats me; possibly. In any case, all of its settings are locked down
and not changeable by me. Is this specifically known to be a problem?
>> However, since you suggested it, I checked the Symantec logs and it
>> hasn't fired on anything for several weeks, which is how old this
>> computer is. So it seems unlikely to be Symantec, no?
> Doesn't prove anything; it can easily mess up cygwin without thinking cygwin
>is a virus, it's just that the checking mechanisms are so crude and disruptive
>they can easily break applications.
Still, I'd think it would log _something_. But that's just my guess,
and unlogged weird interactions are of course both possible and common.
>> However, see previous reply to Pierre in which it turned out that
>> Microsoft's Windows Defender was strangling cygrunsrv. That was a
>> definite problem, but when I uninstalled Windows Defender the
>> underlying problem still remained. Definitely looks to me like
>> something is preventing cygrunsrv from forking a process...
> Symantec could /also/ be causing it. Also, I notice you didn't mention any
>firewall at all?
Good point. There's a software firewall, also not modifiable by me,
called Proventia Desktop. It's been logging an interesting number of
UDP probes, but nothing cron related. One more bit of evidence: I can
(temporarily) turn it off, and doing so does not fix my cron problem.
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