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Re: cygserver service won't start
Igor Pechtchanski wrote::
On Sat, 11 Sep 2004, Alder wrote:
Corinna Vinschen wrote::
On Sep 10 09:47, Alder wrote:
I don't know if this is relevant, but I have to add the "/bin" directory
to the cygrunsrv command line in the /bin/cygserver-config file in order
to avoid Windows failing to find the 'cygwin1.dll". So, the line I have
if ! cygrunsrv -I cygserver -d "CYGWIN cygserver" \
-p /usr/sbin/cygserver -f "Shared memory manager" \
-2 /var/log/cygserver.err -e PATH="/bin:$PATH"
Did you know that cygrunsrv adds /bin to $PATH by itself before trying
to run the inferior process for the very reason to find cygwin1.dll?
Adding it explicitely is really unnecessary. Just to be sure, I tried
it again on my machine and it works fine.
On a perfect platform, perhaps, but like I said, I really had to add it
because without it there a Windows dialog would pop up when I ran cygserver
telling me that 'Cygwin1.dll' could not be found. That was also true on my
previous installation, and one of the reasons I thought it best to reinstall.
I'm observing similar behavior, but it looks like our causes may be
If your cygcheck showed that you have check_case:strict in your CYGWIN
variable, I'd've guessed that this is another instance of the bug I
reported on the cygwin-developers list (where the PATH got truncated on
converting it back to Win32 format). The fact that cygrunsrv *appends*
/bin to the PATH, whereas you *prepend* it, seems to argue strongly for
Just for the sake of completeness, though, could you please try adding a
service that basically invokes cmd.exe with '-c "echo %PATH%"' as
arguments, and see what the PATH is in the log after starting the service?
I've never installed a service of my own, so I hope what follows is what
you had in mind:
$ cygrunsrv -I cmd -f "Cygwin PATH test" \
-p /cygdrive/c/winnt/system32/cmd.exe \
-a '-c "echo %PATH%"' \
-1 /var/log/cmd.log -2 /var/log/cmd.err
$ cygrunsrv -Q cmd
Service cmd exists
Type : Own Process
Current State : Stopped
Controls Accepted :
$ cygrunsrv -S cmd
cygrunsrv: Error starting a service: QueryServiceStatus: Win32 error 1062:
The service has not been started.
$ ls -l /var/log
-rw-r--r-- 1 SYSTEM Administ 0 Sep 12 15:56 cmd.err
-rw-r--r-- 1 SYSTEM Administ 105 Sep 12 15:56 cmd.log
[--- Start cmd.log ---]
Microsoft Windows 2000 [Version 5.00.2195]
(C) Copyright 1985-2000 Microsoft Corp.
[--- End cmd.log ---]
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