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Re: attempting to get the latest version of Xinetd and Inetd going on the latest version of 64 bit cygwin
- From: René Berber <r dot berber at computer dot org>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:37:52 -0600
- Subject: Re: attempting to get the latest version of Xinetd and Inetd going on the latest version of 64 bit cygwin
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On 11/25/2013 3:41 PM, Katherine Moss wrote:
Hi all, I'm just learning how to do this, so please forgive me if
I've missed something obvious. I'm in the process of installing
Cygwin on a Windows 8.1 machine with the Inetutils package installed.
My goal is to get Xinetd working properly so that I can define some
other services with it. I've used the following command to attempt
to install it since by default /etc/xinetd.conf is not there; do I
need to create it?
> Cygrunsrv -I xinetd -d "Cygwin xinetd" -p
/usr/sbin/xinetd This command results in: "interactive is only
allowed with install."
> What am I missing here? The same thing
happens when I attempt to install Inetd. Thanks all for any
feedback. all is welcome.
All packages come with a README under /usr/share/doc/Cygwin/, for
instance inetutils.README... but it seems to be missing some instructions:
There are several ways to install the service, one is with the included
files AND by also installing sysvinit (the System-V init script runner)
which then will run the /etc/rc.d/init.d scripts (in this case
The other way is as you tried, which is as a Windows service. I have no
idea why the message you show appears, it shouldn't. But there's also
the missing details, xinetd will probably not work w/o additional
parameters (perhaps keep it in the foreground, so cygrunsrv can actually
control it -- but this should be in the README, I just don't have xinetd
installed so I don't know).
The configuration file should be among those installed, or its
equivalent (I see that inetutils installs
/etc/defaults/etc/xinetd.d/ftpd, and others; it also installs
/etc/defaults/etc/inetd.conf which probably needs to be copied into
/etc). Start by checking what is actually installed:
cygcheck -l inetutils
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