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Mon Mar 22 07:25:00 GMT 2004
Use a little judgement. For example, I run httpd as "nobody" (a new user
I created for just that purpose). I also used the "-t manual" cygrunsrv
parameter, which means I have to start httpd manually (which suits me
fine). You can use "-t auto" instead if you want the service to be
started at boot (when, in fact, something like "cygrunsrv -S" does
happen). The reason you need "cygrunsrv -S" in the instructions is that
simply adding the service, even with "-t auto", won't start it in the
As for your apache not working, see if there are any messages in
/var/log/httpd.log, /var/log/apache/error_log, and the Windows Event log.
It's likely either a permissions problem, or a problem with httpd.conf
As a datapoint, try removing the service and starting httpd from the
command line with the exact same flags as cygrunsrv starts it with (i.e.,
"-F"). This will at least eliminate httpd.conf syntax (if the service
starts correctly). For a more definite experiment, try running it from a
On Sun, 21 Mar 2004, George Hester wrote:
> Yes I do.
> So I followed the directions. It said "you must run httpd as root initially."
> To do this make a change so that I have, " User Guest."
> Of course no one in their right mind enables the Guest account
> but I went ahead and left my Guest account alone
> (the directions did not say to enable that account) and made the entry directed.
> Then the directions say, "To install and start the HTTP daemon as Windows service use
> this command:
> $ cygrunsrv -I httpd -d "CYGWIN httpd (apache)" -p /usr/sbin/httpd.exe -a "-F"
> $ cygrunsrv -S httpd "
> So I went ahead and did that. The Service is now in my Services applet set to start automatically at boot.
> This looks alittle suspicious to me since the $cygrunsrv -S httpd will NOT occur at boot
> but hey I'm just following the directions.
> I rebooted and the Apache server was not working. I had to fire up Cygwin off my desktop into
> the bash shell and
> $/usr/sbin/apachectl start to get the server running.
> Again this is not the normal way of a service at boot. It doesn't work.
> Any other suggestions to get the Apache server to start as a service in the normal way?
> George Hester
> Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > George,
> > I'm sure you have a /usr/share/doc/Cygwin directory on your system. Look
> > for the file named apache-1.3.29-1.README in that directory. Judging by
> > your reply, you looked in /usr/share/doc, not in /usr/share/doc/Cygwin.
> > Igor
> > On Sun, 21 Mar 2004, George Hester wrote:
> > > I don't have a folder by that name. I have folder called
> > > apache-1.3.29-eapib and that's it. The puny Readme in that said nothing
> > > about running Apache as a service. Thanks anyway.
> > >
> > > George Hester
> > > __________________________________
> > > Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > >
> > > > George,
> > > >
> > > > Please (re)read /usr/share/doc/Cygwin/apache-1.3.29-1.README, which is the
> > > > official documentation for apache on Cygwin. Any other occurrences of
> > > > "Cygwin" in the Apache documentation should be considered incidental, and
> > > > are subsumed by that README.
> > > > Igor
> > > >
> > > > On Sun, 21 Mar 2004, George Hester wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Hi Igor. Crap I messed up in my last post. Please do not read it. It
> > > > > will only upset you.
> > > > >
> > > > > I got the service to exist in the Services applet with:
> > > > >
> > > > > $cygrunsrv -I Apache -p /usr/sbin/httpd.exe -t auto
> > > > >
> > > > > but it does not behave as a normal service. A normal service set to
> > > > > auto
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