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Re: Bug#251980: ITP: hc-cron -- A cron daemon for home computers

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@debian.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 31 May 2004, Graham Wilson wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 01, 2004 at 01:06:48AM +0200, Adam Byrtek wrote:
>> > * Package name    : hc-cron
>> >   Version         : 0.15
>> >   Upstream Author : Felix Braun <fbraun@atdot.org>
>> > * URL             : http://freshmeat.net/projects/hc-cron/
>> > * License         : GPL
>> >   Description     : A cron daemon for home computers
>> >  It runs specified jobs at periodic intervals and will remember the
>> >  time when it was shut down and catch up jobs that have occurred
>> >  during down time when it is started again. Hc-cron is based on the
>> >  widely used vixie-cron and uses the same crontab format so that it
>> >  can be used as a drop-in replacement for that program.

> fcron can do all of this, it is stable, it has been in Debian for some time
> now, and it has SE Linux support and a friendly upstream which likes Debian.

fcron is no drop-in-replacement for cron. You'll still need cron
installed (and running), fcron does not support /etc/cron.d/
(#218513), and is no replacement for anacron+cron in Debian's
configuration. #148552.

I do agree with you that these issues probably could be fixed by
active debian maintainership and that Adam's efforts might be
invested there more wisely than in hc-cron, fcron seems to be a
stable, proven project alive since 2000.
                  cu andreas
NMUs aren't an insult, they're not an attack, and they're
not something to avoid or be ashamed of.
                    Anthony Towns in 2004-02 on debian-devel

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