Re: cron not updating -> errors
Santiago Garcia Mantinan <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I suppose this is the usual behaviour of cron (running 3.0pl1-57 now), but
> it has shocked me.
> The thing is that if I remove a package that has a /etc/cron.d entry when
> there is less than one minute left for the run of the programs of this
> package, cron tries to execute them even though dpkg had removed the
> /etc/cron.d entry several seconds before. This leads to a typical file not
> found mail going to the administrator.
> In my case the package was some scripts and one of them is run each minute,
> so 100% of the times you do a dpkg -r of this package you get the mail. So
> far the only solution that I have came up with for this was a post remove
> script to stop and then start again cron, but this doesn't seem at all a
> clean solution.
If /etc/cron.d/package_name were a conffile, it wouldn't be removed by
dpkg-r, right? And if this script checked if the pacakage is installed
and do a 'exit 0' otherwise, it would fix this, right?
Andreas Rottmann (Dru@ICQ, 54523380@ICQ)
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