problem starting crontab services

Harig, Mark maharig@idirect.net
Mon Sep 11 14:36:00 GMT 2006


> -----Original Message-----
> From: cygwin-owner@cygwin.com 
> [mailto:cygwin-owner@cygwin.com] On Behalf Of Pierre A. Humblet
> Sent: Monday, September 11, 2006 9:55 AM
> To: cygwin@cygwin.com
> Cc: Jon Barber
> Subject: Re: problem starting crontab services
> 
> 
> > From: "Larry Hall (Cygwin)" 
> > To: cygwin
> > Sent: Friday, September 08, 2006 10:27 PM
> > Subject: Re: problem starting crontab services
> 
> >> On 09/08/2006, Jon Barber wrote:
> >> hello cygwin gurus
> >> 
> >> i can't get crontab services to start.  i just followed 
> the instruction 
> >> from running cron_diagnose.sh version 1.5, and there were 
> a number of 
> >> things it reported wrong that i tried to fix.  the final 
> problem is when i 
> >> try to start cron, i get the following error:
...
> 
> 
> Let me point out again that cron_diagnose does not handle W2K3 at all
> and that cron-config should be used instead. 
> Much of the cron related traffic to this list is due to 
> misguided attempts 
> to use cron_diagnose.
> 
> Pierre
> 

Also, do not "download" cron_diagnose.sh separately.  It is included
in the cygwin distribution of 'cron' (/usr/bin/cron_diagnose.sh).
Version 1.5 of the script is out of date.

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