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Re: Win32 error 126 under cron, but not under shell

On Wed, 26 Mar 2003, Steve Kelem wrote:

> Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> >Looks like a simple permission problem.  Does your cron run under
> >LocalSystem?
> >
> Yes it is, but I'm not sure what LocalSystem is.  My W2K User Admin
> doesn't list a user with that name.

It's also commonly referred to as SYSTEM.  It's a builtin account with
very high privileges (higher than the Administrator), and it's not shown
in the User Admin window.  If you use cygrunsrv, your cron runs under

> >  Is the above DLL readable/executable by LocalSystem?
> >
> How do I tell? The unix permissions are 555.  (As is everything, I think.)

You should be able to tell by the permissions...  What's the output of "ls
-l" on that DLL?  What about getfacl?

> > I'm
> >assuming it's not in a mounted directory, or if it is, the mount is seen
> >by LocalSystem as well.
> >	Igor
> >
> If I run 'id" from cron, I get:
> uid=1000(kelem) gid=513(None)
> groups=513(None),544(Administrators),547(Power Users),545(Users)
> Thanks,
> Steve

So your cron switches user context...

Try running the offending command from a SYSTEM-owned bash window?  To get
one, type "at /interactive HH:MM c:\cygwin\bin\bash --login -i" at the
command prompt, where HH:MM is the current hour and one minute in the
future, and then wait up to 1 minute for it to pop up.
      |\      _,,,---,,_		pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu
ZZZzz /,`.-'`'    -.  ;-;;,_		igor at watson dot ibm dot com
     |,4-  ) )-,_. ,\ (  `'-'		Igor Pechtchanski
    '---''(_/--'  `-'\_) fL	a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-.  Meow!

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  -- /usr/games/fortune

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