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RE: problems with cygrunsrv and inetd
- From: "Gary R. Van Sickle" <g dot r dot vansickle at worldnet dot att dot net>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 20:23:13 -0600
- Subject: RE: problems with cygrunsrv and inetd
> I know it can be difficult to remember everything a page says after
> reading through it once, but this issue actually is mentioned in the
> Users' Guide under "Internet Setup":
> "The Install For options of All Users or Just Me should always be left on the
> default All Users, unless you do not have write access to
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE in
> the registry or the All Users Start Menu. This is true even if you
> are the only
> user planning to use Cygwin on the machine. Selecting Just Me will cause
> problems for programs such as crond and sshd."
If indeed this is accurate and the whole story, the option should be removed,
and write access tested for. But I would think this should also decide whether
the Cygwin program group and shortcut gets put in the All Users or the current
user's start menu.
Gary R. Van Sickle
> On Mon, Jan 12, 2004 at 07:07:49PM +0100, Ruud Huynen wrote:
> > Thank you for your explanation, which points directly to the problem.
> > I did a lot of reading yesterday, internet, faqs, userguide, readme files.
> > I didn't find anything pointing into this direction.
> > The problem occurs in inetutils and sshd and maybe other packages.
> > I think it should be described in the readme's and in the userguide.
> > Ruud
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Larry Hall" <email@example.com>
> > To: "Ruud Huynen" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Cygwin List"
> > <email@example.com>
> > Sent: Sunday, January 11, 2004 9:28 PM
> > Subject: Re: problems with cygrunsrv and inetd
> > > Actually, yes. Installing for "Just me" creates mount points only for the
> > > current user. All services started by Cygwin are, by default, started as
> > > another user, typically SYSTEM, which won't see the user-specific mount
> > > points. To run services "right out of the box" with Cygwin, you really
> > > need to install for "All Users". Looking back now at your report, I guess
> > > there was the hint of this issue in the report and your cygcheck output
> > > clearly shows user mounts. Sorry I didn't pick up on this and point it
> > out
> > > to you sooner. The alternative to reinstalling everything would have been
> > > to just remount all your mounts as 'system' rather than 'user' (see 'man
> > > mount') or rerunning setup again without uninstalling and picking "All
> > > users" insteaad. But you clearly got to where you want to be with your
> > > method. Good catch on your part! Glad you got it working.
> > >
> > > Larry
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