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Re: make anacron a base package

On Sun, 28 Mar 1999, Julian Gilbey wrote:

> > Well ... for me it was an important and releasing thing to purge anacron.
> > 
> > My computer is up most of the time and so scripts always got run twice.
> > This slows down my 'puter very much :-(
> > 
> > Even after being down for a while, I rather wait until cron runs again then
> > suddenly haveing all scripts come up at once :(
> Why do they run twice?  Did you remember to remove the corresponding
> run-parts lines from /etc/crontab when setting them up in
> /etc/anacrontab, as instructed in /etc/anacrontab?  And if you don't
> like them starting so soon after startup, you can always change the
> times in anacrontab from the default 10,20,30 mins to something more
> convenient to you.

According to README.Debian, in anacron, this is unecessary.  Anacron plays
a variety of tricks to make sure jobs don't get run twice - and if they
do, it is indeed a bug.


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