Bug#1995: run-parts on laptops
What does AC power have to do with run-parts ??
run-parts is just a utility to run all the scripts in a directory.
I think you should think where else this problem should be solved -
possible the answer is to modify your /etc/crontab.
Yes. On second thought I shouldn't be running cron on this particular
laptop at all. The default configuration for cron does bad things to
However, savelog is a part of the cron package. And, I very much need
savelog on this machine.
What I've done for the moment is:
(1) edit /var/lib/dpkg/info/cron.list to remove the entry referring to
(2) dpkg --purge cron
(3) put a named /etc/rc.boot/savelog on the system which runs savelog
on all /var/log/* files that don't have numbers in their names, then
deletes all emtpy files with numbers in their names.
Which brings me back to your question: "What does AC power have to do
with run-parts ??"
I think there's a good answer to this question, but I doubt the above
workaround to the current package implementation of cron will occur to
very many people.