Re: apt: cron.daily necessary?
Hello to all amd64 users,
there is a check in my /etc/cron.daily/apt script that uses
"on_ac_power" to find out if it's running on battery. It should _not_
start when on battery, I guess. Don't know if that runs as it should
do, I have a desktop.
Something different. There is a sleep command involved. So it takes a
long time to run but doesn't generate much fuzz on my system. Perhaps
it isn't red handed?
Am 08.09.2009 um 13:42 schrieb Hans-J. Ullrich:
I would like to discuss and suggest the following thing:
On my 64-bit notebook I am using anacron and (of course) apt. In the
package included is the file /etc/cron.daily/apt, which contents
which are starting a find process. This find process initiated by
apt (and I
hope, I am right with this information of the initiation source)
lot of harddrive actions for several minutes after boot, which makes
computer at this time rather slow.
Of course, it is one of the processes started by anacron.
IMO this is an annoying situation for notebook users, as sepeciela ,
just want to start, wanted to do some things quickly, and then
again - just as many notebook users do!
My suggestion to this problem are these:
1. delete /etc/cron.daily/apt manually
O.k., this can be easily done, but how necessary is this file at all?
2. If this file is not very necessary do not put /etc/cron.daily/apt
apt-package, but maybe it should be put into some other package (for
cron-apt), or , another opportunity, as a standalone package.
3. put this file to cron.monthly or cron.weekly, or, let it start
somehow (this third option was just a thought)
What do you think? Is there a way and a chance, to improve things? Any
feedback will be very welcome.
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