Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Glitch installing SSHD & cron on Cygwin—solved

I've installed SSHD on many many Windoze machines, but this time round I came across a problem starting:
cygrunsrv --start sshd (after ssh-host-config) and
cygrunsrv -I cron -p /usr/sbin/cron -a -D

Google search turned up with similar cases: like these people, I encountered "Win32 error 1062" and missing windows registry values. All in all, it just plain doesn't make sense &8-|

Anyway, after completely removing and reinstalling Cygwin (double-check that it's installed for "All Users" and not "Just for me"), it seems to run fine. I don't normally do a brute force reinstallation on my Linux boxes, but it seems to be the magic solution in Windoze.

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