Re: Bug#251980: ITP: hc-cron -- A cron daemon for home computers
Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <firstname.lastname@example.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 <email@example.com>
>> > * 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
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.
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Anthony Towns in 2004-02 on debian-devel