Issue 102 in svnbook: ch06: svnserve as a windows service under cygwin

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Thu Jan 2 22:05:56 CST 2014

Comment #14 on issue 102 by karthik.... at ch06: svnserve as a  
windows service under cygwin

Hi, hope this thread is still active. I've installed Cygwin 1.7.27 on a  
Windows 2003 Standard Edition (32 bit) box and setup SVN 1.8.5 on it. I've  
integrated it with AD and it all works flawlessly. I've created a windows  
service for SASLAUTHD and it works (albeit I see some weird SLAPD related  
errors on eventviewer upon startup / shutdown of service) but for some  
reason I'm unable to create one for svnserve. Below is the command, the  
service starts and immediately stops itself.

cygrunsrv --install SVNserve --path /usr/bin/svnserve --args '-d  
--config-file /mnt/svn/conf/svnserve.conf –r /mnt/svn' --dep Tcpip  
--desc "Subversion 1.8.5 - svnserve"

Please note the repository is on a network share which I've mounted on  
/mnt/svn and the full setup is working fine when accessed via TortoiseSVN,  
problem is with Windows service. I've also attached cygcheck log in case if  
it's of any help (please note though, all site, server info have been  
modified for obvious reasons). Anything on this would be greatly  

Eventviewer log:
The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( SVNserve ) cannot be found.  
the local computer may not have the necessary registry information or  
message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be  
able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and  
Support for details. The following information is part of the event:  
SVNserve: PID 1216: 'SVNserve' service stopped, exit status: 1.

Karthik Durairajan

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