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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2003 10:14 pm    Post subject: Cron problems, do to an install mistakes. Reply with quote

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* Caching service dependencies...
 *  Service 'dcron' already provide 'cron'!;
 *  Not adding service 'vcron'...                                                                    [ ok ]
>>> Auto-cleaning packages ...


I have done trying re-emerge, rc-update del etc..etc..nothing works, i this do to an install error that i did make, i'm just wondering if there any way to fix this.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2003 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you unmerge dcron?

If you did, take a look at /var/cache/edb/virtuals. Maybe something went wrong and you have to edit it (try commenting out the cron line for example).
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2003 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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virtual/cron sys-apps/dcron


This is what the .../virtual contanis for this. I did try to change dcron to vcron, but that didn't change anything...
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2003 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just comment it out and emerge vrcon and you should have this new line:
virtual/cron sys-apps/vixie-cron
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2003 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok, i will check on next reboot...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tomk pointed out that there are a lot of people having issues with this. The official solution thread is here: Minor service dependancy annoyance... Please post there for further assistance on this topic.

Moving from Other Things Gentoo.

tomk wrote:
Noticed a few of these *cron posts recently. These are the dupes I've found:

https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=114461
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=124942
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=124214
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=120640
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=119611
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=119166
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=115113
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=105625
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=104659
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=69621

This seems to be the definative answer:

https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=121455

Edit: one more i missed

https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=126998

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