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Re: Bug#282742: Move daily find run later

This one time, at band camp, Andreas Metzler said:
> On 2004-12-07 Stephen Gran <sgran@debian.org> wrote:
> > This one time, at band camp, Andreas Metzler said:
> >> On Sat, Nov 27, 2004 at 05:32:20PM +0100, Peter Palfrader wrote:
> >>> On Sat, 27 Nov 2004, Andreas Metzler wrote:
> >>>> On 2004-11-24 Martin Schulze <joey@infodrom.org> wrote:
> >>>>> Package: findutils
> >> [...]
> >>>>> It would be nice if the daily find run could be moved behind the
> >>>>> logrotate and sysklogd runs (maybe as zz_find)
> [zz_find is ugly]
> >>> zz_find?  That's a really ugly name.  I'ld rather not have it
> >>> changed if it means living with such a beast.
> >> Have you got any better ideas? Afaik the only possibilty to move
> >> the job is by giving it a name that sorts later.
> > Do the run-parts stuff, and then run this special script in
> > /usr/share last, if it exists.  A little ugly and special case, but
> > I think I'd rather have that than a zz_find script (ick)
> I am not sure I read you correctly. You want cron* to change support
> not only /etc/cron*/ but also
> /usr/share/cron/tabs/pleaserunmeaftercron*?  cu and- already giving up
> on this bugreport -reas

No, I was thinking that since findutils is both Essential and Priority:
Required, this one job could be special-cased, not that there should be
general support for doing this sort of thing all over the place.  I
realize that that's the kind of thing that 'opens up the door' so to
speak.  Perhaps that by itself points to my idea being a bad one.  It
was just a thought, and probably a beer-fueled one at that.  

I was sort of thinking along the lines of "there are some things that
cron does on every sytem, since those jobs are installed by essential
packages - wouldn't it be cleaner to integrate them into cron and let
cron do the sorting, rather than having to do naming hacks?"

I am not convinced now that that's either the easiest or the best
approach, though.
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