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RE: cron issue
- From: "Davies, Roger" <Roger dot Davies at swiftbrands dot com>
- To: "Harig, Mark" <maharig at idirect dot net>, <npereira at videotron dot ca>, <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 15:34:53 -0600
- Subject: RE: cron issue
>1. What command sequence did you use to start the
> cron service on your computer? (In general, what
> commands did you use to set up package X? Or, what
> commands did you run prior to encountering a problem?)
[RD] I went the minimal effort route and ran /usr/bin/cron-config. I
don't have a command line explicitly. What DOES happen at the minimum
is that cygrunsrv installs a service called cron running as the user
rdavies (me) using ntsec. I can confirm that the service is running,
and that ps -ef reports that cron is active and running as the rdavies
> I am running Cygwin on Windows 2003, so the
> 'sshd_user'/'password' is required for my computer.
> I think that this is *not* required for Windows XP.
> In fact, you may not have set up an ssh service yet.
[RD] I'm running on XP, and I do not have a secure shell daemon.
Actually, the only daemon I'm running is exim and that just to keep cron
> "Important: Make sure you have a Cygwin MTA (e. g. either exim or
> installed and configured! Cron tries to access the MTA by calling
> /usr/bin/sendmail. On Cygwin this is usually a symlink pointing to
> appropriate binary. This symlink gets created by the MTA's
> scripts (e. g. /usr/bin/exim-config or /usr/bin/ssmtp-config)."
> The README has a typo, above. "/usr/bin/sendmail" should read
> "/usr/sbin/sendmail". Confirm that /usr/sbin/sendmail is a
> symbolic link that points to your Cygwin MTA.
[RD] Symbolic link to exim:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 rdavies mkgroup-l-d 13 May 15 16:46 /usr/sbin/sendmail ->
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