[python-win32] Re: py2exe and services

Thomas Heller theller at python.net
Thu Apr 17 14:28:13 EDT 2003

"Larry Bates" <lbates at syscononline.com> writes:

> Does anyone know of a way to install py2exe services and have 
> them start automatically (e.g. like the --start auto install 
> option you can use on regular Python services).  I want my 
> services to restart if the server gets rebooted and would prefer 
> not to be forced to manually modify the service through services 
> manager control panel applet).  Seems that py2exe doesn't have 
> many of the options found on command line for regular Python 
> services.  I also seem to be forced into using NET START/STOP to 
> start py2exe services because the .EXE can't seem to start
> itself.  If I execute it stand alone I get:
> syncusersservice.exe
> syncusersservice.exe - Python Service Manager
> Options:
>  -install - Install this service.
>  -remove - Remove this service.
>  -debug [parms] - debug the service.
> Starting service - this may take several seconds - please wait...
> Could not start the service - error 997
> I'm hoping someone out there has already encountered/solved this
> problem.

I did only provide the absolute minimum needed (install and remove a
service), because this is all implemented in C (and actually copied from
the win32all sources).

The rest can be configured from the control panel services applet.

Better than to reimplement in C the functionality which is already in
win32serviceutil.py would be to change the C code to call win32serviceutil.

But I have no time currently for py2exe, unfortunately.

Another great idea would be to rewrite PythonService.cpp with ctypes.
This would even make the special casing for services in py2exe


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