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Re: Bug#302309: ITP: bcron -- Bruce's cron system

On 07-Apr-05, 06:40 (CDT), Marc Haber <mh+debian-devel@zugschlus.de> wrote: 
> On Wed, 6 Apr 2005 19:45:15 +0000, Gerrit Pape <pape@smarden.org>
> wrote:
> >This is bcron, a new cron system designed with secure operations in mind.
> >To do this, the system is divided into several separate programs, each
> >responsible for a separate task, with strictly controlled communications
> >between them.  The user interface is a drop-in replacement for similar
> >systems (such as vixie-cron), but the internals differ greatly.
> Is it a drop-in replacement for Debian's cron as well, which is quite
> a bit patched compared to plain vixie cron?

Looking at the site, it appears to have the required functionality
(/etc/cron.d, etc.). One line item that is not yet supported is @reboot,
@daily, etc.

The other thing that Gerrit needs to look at is the file naming
conventions (both Debian and LSB) that apply in /etc/cron.d.


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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