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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] TEST RELEASE: Cygwin 1.7.33-0.1

On Oct 28 13:41, Habermann, Dave (DA) wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] On Behalf Of Corinna Vinschen
> Sent: Monday, October 27, 2014 5:27 PM
> To:
> 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
> 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.

Agreed.  Do you have some idea how to phrase this?  I'd be grateful
for a nice two or three paragraphs discussing this.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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