win32service (wxpython) -- i cannot install service

Larry Bates larry.bates at
Thu Sep 14 00:14:13 CEST 2006

Larry Bates wrote:
> kkt49 wrote:
>> under code service install => ok
>>     _svc_name_ = r'moin_service'
>>     _svc_display_name_ = r'moin_service'
>>     start_cmd = r"c:\mmde\moin.exe"
>>     #info = ['', '', '']
>>     def __init__(self):
>>         #self._svc_name = info[0]
>>         #self._svc_display_name_ = info[1]
>>         #self.start_cmd = info[2]
>> but, i want dynamic _svc_name_  and start_cmd
> Services aren't dynamic in nature.  They are static, are
> given names (that are used to start, stop, etc.) and get
> installed into servicemanager on Windows workstation or
> server.  Their behavior could be dynamic, that is you could
> change what they do by communicating with them via external
> means.
> I think you better back up and tell us what you are trying
> to do at a higher level.  Perhaps we can help more.
> -Larry

Sorry, after I clicked send I "think" I understand what you
want.  You can't make a .EXE program run as a service by
starting it as a service.  If thats not what you are trying
to do, give us some more high-level info about what it is
that you are trying to accomplish.


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