This is the mail archive of the cygwin mailing list for the Cygwin project.

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]
Other format: [Raw text]

Re: cygserver service won't start

On Sat, 11 Sep 2004, Alder wrote:

> Corinna Vinschen wrote::
> > On Sep 10 09:47, Alder wrote:
> >
> > > Corinna,
> > >
> > > 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
> > > is:
> > >
> > > 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?
      |\      _,,,---,,_
ZZZzz /,`.-'`'    -.  ;-;;,_
     |,4-  ) )-,_. ,\ (  `'-'		Igor Pechtchanski, Ph.D.
    '---''(_/--'  `-'\_) fL	a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-.  Meow!

"Happiness lies in being privileged to work hard for long hours in doing
whatever you think is worth doing."  -- Dr. Jubal Harshaw

Unsubscribe info:
Problem reports:

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]