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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:16 pm    Post subject: cron errors : dcron / vixie-cron environment [Solved] Reply with quote

hi,

I have this log in /var/log/cron.log
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20-Jan-10 15:11  failed user root parsing SHELL=/bin/bash
20-Jan-10 15:11  failed user root parsing PATH=/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin
20-Jan-10 15:11  failed user root parsing MAILTO=root
20-Jan-10 15:11  failed user root parsing HOME=/
20-Jan-10 15:20  FILE /var/spool/cron/crontabs/root USER root pid 27059 cmd root    test -x /usr/sbin/run-crons && /usr/sbin/run-crons
20-Jan-10 15:30  FILE /var/spool/cron/crontabs/root USER root pid 27062 cmd root    test -x /usr/sbin/run-crons && /usr/sbin/run-crons


I had dcron installed and because it does not support setting environment it unemerged it and emerged vixie-cron.

Unfortunately I still have the same problem.

can someone help me?

thanks,
luca.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Latest stable vixie-cron is 4.1-r10, and I just grepped the source for "parsing". This error message is not there. Are you absolutely sure you restarted the cron service after 20-Jan-10 15:11? And that you only have one cron running? Check "ps -A | grep cron". (Edit: I believe the dcron binary is called "crond", while vixie's is only called "cron")

If you are certain, this message must be printed by one of vixie-cron's libraries. What does your crontab look like?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, with the gentoo default system logger setup, vixie-cron messages aren't logged to /var/log/cron.log, but to /var/log/messages. Make sure you're not looking at an old log.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for replay.

While emerging vixie-cron I had to unmerge dcron ; I also modified the rc-update but I forgat the old process of dcron which was still running.

I killed it and starting vixie-cron.

Can I delete the old /vat/log/cron.log ?

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

petrasl wrote:
Can I delete the old /vat/log/cron.log ?

Yes, it serves no purpose any longer.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pianosaurus wrote:
petrasl wrote:
Can I delete the old /vat/log/cron.log ?

Yes, it serves no purpose any longer.


deleted!

vixie-cron seams to work ( /var/log/messages )
Code:

Jan 21 01:10:01 localhost cron[29928]: (root) CMD (test -x /usr/sbin/run-crons && /usr/sbin/run-crons )
Jan 21 01:10:01 localhost cron[29933]: (root) CMD (root    test -x /usr/sbin/run-crons && /usr/sbin/run-crons)


Many thanks for your help.

All the best,
Luca
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