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sbyrne
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2002 1:53 am    Post subject: cron error unlinking cron.hourly Reply with quote

Ever few hours, not every hour, I get an email to root:

Subject: cron: test -x /usr/sbin/run-crons && /usr/sbin/run-crons
Date: Mon, June 24, 2002 20:00
To: root

rm: cannot unlink `/var/spool/cron/lastrun/cron.hourly': No such file or directory


Whats the problem?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2002 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a man page for the test command, check that out.

Quote:
test -x /usr/sbin/run-crons && /usr/sbin/run-crons


That line come from the /etc/crontab file, check that out.

I think your /etc/cron.hourly folder has gotten deleted some how. Try recreating it with the same permissions as the /etc/cron.daily folder. Mine is empty.

Good luck
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2002 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get this too. It's not that /etc/cron.hourly is missing.

It's /var/spool/cron/lastrun/cron.hourly that's missing. Could be the file isn't being created and cron isn't bothering to check if it exists before attempting to delete it, or maybe it's being deleted twice.
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