[Zope] Re: MailDropHost on windows

Erik Myllymaki erik.myllymaki at aviawest.com
Tue Feb 14 17:29:37 EST 2006

Tres Seaver wrote:
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> Jens Vagelpohl wrote:
>> On 14 Feb 2006, at 17:58, Erik Myllymaki wrote:
>>> I'm trying to get MailDropHost running under windows, but it errors 
>>> with:
>>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>>   File ".\maildrop.py", line 296, in ?
>>>     pid = os.fork()
>>> AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'fork'
>>> Altering it to run without threading seems to work quite well.
>> It's forking not to use threading per se but to use threads as a way  to
>> completely detach from the console.
>> I will update the documentation to specifically mention that Windows  is
>> not officially supported, that was my oversight.
> A sufficiently clever / motivated person could probably adapt the code
> from 'zopeservice.py' to run the MailDropHost daemon as a service in
> Windwos.

thanks for the tip - I was about to use srvany for this...

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