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Re: services not starting with 20060104 snapshot

On Fri, 6 Jan 2006, Christopher Faylor wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 05, 2006 at 11:04:55PM -0500, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
> >Chris, you asleep?  Good.  No need to disturb a good night's sleep with
> >some bad news.
> >
> >I figured out why it didn't work for me the first time and why it did
> >after that.  I think I'm finally up-to-speed with what these two
> >competing blocks of code do to create this issue. ;-)  For all those
> >wondering (does anybody still have the strength to keep reading this
> >thread? ;-) ), the first time I tried it, sshd could not interact with
> >the desktop.  With Chris's patch and this switch off, I see no extra
> >consoles and no output from 'ssh localhost date'.  Turning on desktop
> >interaction for sshd and restarting the service, I see no extra
> >consoles and I get output from 'ssh localhost date'.  It's all so
> >obvious now. ;-)
> >
> >So there is still a problem (but a less than appetizing workaround).
> I'm still awake.  I'm trying to create a SP1 version of Win XP from an
> extra copy of XP that I have sitting around.

So much for getting some sleep tonight...

> I didn't anticipate that this would have different effects based on
> whether the service was allowed to interact with the desktop or not.  I
> may be able to work around that fact.

FWIW, I ran all my prior tests on services that didn't interact with the
desktop.  Changing the sshd service to interact with the desktop did
indeed pop up a console window when sshd asked for a password.

> The reason for ignoring the argument in set_console_state_for_spawn is
> that I think the CreateWindowStation function always has to be called
> regardless of whether it's a non-cygwin process or not.

Well, I'm willing to run some tests (it only takes about 6 minutes to
rebuild the DLL)... :-)  Let me know.
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