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Re: crontab error
It already the permissions set to 777.
-rwxrwxrwx 1 Administ mkgroup_ 32256 Apr 15 11:16 cron*
I did try changing the user the service runs as but it failed with a logon
error so I changed it back to LocalSystem. It seems like it's got to be some
kind of Win2k permissions thing. If I run cron from a cygwin session, it
works fine. If I run it as a service it fails to start. I've tried adding
the cygwin /usr/bin and /usr/lib directories to my Win2k path but that
didn't help either (though now I can run cygwin commands from a DOS prompt
if I want).
----- Original Message -----
From: "Igor Pechtchanski" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Chuck Hamilton" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2003 1:26 PM
Subject: Re: crontab error
> Cygwin services usually run as LocalSystem. Did you change the user the
> service runs as?
> See if /usr/sbin/cron has execute permission set for user SYSTEM (maybe do
> a "chmod a+x"?).
> On Wed, 28 May 2003, Chuck Hamilton wrote:
> > I'm finding if I run the cron command manually from a shell window, it
> > works. If I try to start it as a service, it fails to start. Below is
> > found in the win2k application log. Does it help?
> > "The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( cron ) cannot be found.
> > local computer may not have the necessary registry information or
> > DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. The following
> > information is part of the event: cron : PID 2976 : starting service
> > failed: execv: 1, Operation not permitted."
> > Is this some sort of a permissions problem? Do I need to start the cron
> > service as a specific user?
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Harig, Mark" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > To: "Chuck Hamilton" <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 1:03 PM
> > Subject: RE: crontab error
> > Please re-run the cron_diagnose.sh script
> > to see if it can find any problems.
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Chuck Hamilton [mailto:email@example.com]
> > > Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 8:44 AM
> > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > > Subject: Re: crontab error
> > >
> > >
> > > I do have the utilities and I was able to create a group and
> > > passwd file. I
> > > still get an error trying to start the cron service however.
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