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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2002 1:57 pm    Post subject: crond ? vcron ? crontab ? Reply with quote

as I heavily depend on cron doign things for me first thing i merged was a crond as i don't really know the differences between the different crons i just took what emerge wanted and know I'm wondering why the things in my /etc/crontab arent executed as on my old machine
any suggestions ?
if you need more details about the system drop me a line please
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2002 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cronbase contains the base cron files. (crond, crontab, etc.) vcron, dcron, fcron, etc are, AFAIK, all add-ons or replacements for cron.

You can get a bit of information about packages (as well as links to their home page) by doing:

Code:
emerge -s <string>


In the case of cron, do:

Code:
emerge -s cron


and it will show you all the portage packages with "cron" in the name.

Regarding your troubles with crontab, my guess is you installed one of the extra packages (vcron, etc.) that is now interfering w/ crontab. I emerged only cronbase and have had no troubles with it.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2002 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

humm
yes as i emerged cron it got some packages one was cronbase and then dcron or something like that ...

i have cronbase and dcron installed
the description of dcron says:

Code:
 A cute little cron from Matt Dillon


so why should this get me in to trouble with my /etc/crontab ?
so i should just unmerge everythin except cronbase and that will work nicely with the /etc/crontab file ??
i think i'll have to do soem reading tonight..;]]
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2002 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might try that, but I would also unmerge cronbase and remerge it, just to be safe.

Granted, there's probably a less-drastic way to solve your problem -- I just don't know what it is. :)

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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2002 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://lists.gentoo.org/pipermail/gentoo-announce/2002-April/000151.html

Quote:
To be able to use cron as a user, the user must be part of the "cron" group.


That might be part of your problem.
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