I have a Windows service that I distribute
in "compiled" form, using py2exe. This has
been working well, but I
recently ran into a problem.
It works when starting from source,
py2exe-built executable fails on
startup with the
message "Error starting
service: The service did
not respond to the start
or control request in a
This message comes up immediately, so
it's pretty clearly not
been digging into the win32serviceutil code, and I've found a
clue: if I start the service in debug mode, it works without a
problem. This seems to be related to the fact that the service
class I pass to HandleCommandLine is only instantiated by the
DebugService method. StartService never instantiates it, only
using it to get the _svc_* attributes. So, the
ServiceFramework.__init__ method never gets called, and that's
where it registers itself to the service manager.
For what it's worth, I've been using this service for quite a
while, developing it on an old Win XP machine. The trouble
started when I moved over to a new Win 7 Professional system.
Have there been some changes in py2exe or pywin32 that might
relate to this?
Thanks for any good words,
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