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RE: [ANNOUNCEMENT] TEST RELEASE: Cygwin 1.7.33-0.1
- From: "Habermann, Dave (DA)" <DAHabermann at dow dot com>
- To: "cygwin at cygwin dot com" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:41:49 +0000
- Subject: RE: [ANNOUNCEMENT] TEST RELEASE: Cygwin 1.7.33-0.1
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Corinna Vinschen
Sent: Monday, October 27, 2014 5:27 PM
Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] TEST RELEASE: Cygwin 1.7.33-0.1
On Oct 27 18:35, Habermann, Dave (DA) wrote:
>> Question: In the documentation you indicate that "If cygserver is
>> running it will provide passwd and group entry caching for all
>> processes in every Cygwin process tree started after cygserver."
>> Normally I have several processes (specifically sshd, cygserver, cron
>> and httpd2) automatically start up as services when my system boots
>> up, and I have not specified the order. Would it now be desirable to
>> have cygserver starting up first, followed by the others? If so, what
>> would be the preferred way to create such a dependency/startup timing?
>> Would a service dependency be sufficient?
>Now that you mention it... yes, a service dependency might be helpful.
>Unfortunately it's tricky to automate this. Is it possible to add
>service deps after having installed a service?
According to http://serverfault.com/questions/24821/how-to-add-dependency-on-a-windows-service-after-the-service-is-installed it is possible to add a dependency to an already existing service. I agree it would be hard to automate in the install scripts, as one would have to either ask the user about their intent to run other services or rely that they configured cygserver first and then check to see if it has been already configured to determine if a dependency should be created. I would think that some instructions in the docs near the statement mentioned above would be more than sufficient, since this is a "fine tuning" sort of thing.