Re: Problem with installing crontab on Cygwin(1.5.11/1005.11.0.0)/WinXP SP2
Pierre A. Humblet <pierre.humblet <at> ieee.org>
2004-11-03 14:24:37 GMT
On Wed, Nov 03, 2004 at 10:13:55AM +0000, Barry Kelly wrote:
> On Tue, 2 Nov 2004 18:33:57 -0500, Harig, Mark wrote:
> > I (Barry Kelly) wrote:
> > > I'm getting the following error when trying to install a
> > > crontab on my account:
> > >
> > > $ crontab -e
> > > # editing my crontab here...
> > > chown: Invalid argument
> > Please run this diagnostic script. It will attempt to locate
> > many types of common problems with cron on cygwin.
> > http://sources.redhat.com/ml/cygwin/2004-07/msg00207.html
> > Please read the output of the script carefully. If it finds
> > problems, it suggests possible fixes, and it will also recommend
> > steps to take if it is unable to detect any problems
> I did what it suggested: the errors it notified me were that
> /etc/passwd and /etc/group needed to be marked +r. I did this (chmod
> > For what it is worth, crond is working on both Win2K and WinXP for me.
> In the previous three installs of cygwin I did, it was working under
> both Win2K and WinXP for me too.
> However, crond (specifically, the daemon) isn't part of the problem.
> Crontab fails with the error message even if the service hasn't been