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Re: Bug#282742: Move daily find run later

On 2004-12-07 Stephen Gran <sgran@debian.org> 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]
> 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 see. I think the premiss does not apply: While findutils is installed
on every debian system, the cronjob does not run on everybody's
system, many users choose to disable it.

Anyway the solution seems to be overengineered for the problem at
hand. I have yet to decide whether 
* I'll close the bugreport with "request denied"
* go for zz_find or something like that anyway and get being crucified
  by anybody who has been able to preserve a sense of aesthetics.
                  cu andreas
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