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

On Wed, Apr 06, 2005 at 05:47:44PM -0500, Steve Greenland wrote:
> On 06-Apr-05, 14:45 (CDT), Gerrit Pape <pape@smarden.org> wrote: 
> > There'll be two binary packages: bcron, containing the bcron programs
> > and documentation, and bcron-run, setting up the bcron services, and
> > providing, replacing, and conflicting with the default cron package.
> It looks like bcron messes with the permissions and structures of
> /var/spool/cron/crontabs. Are you going to handling conversion between

Yes, with bcron this directory and the files in it are all owned by a
system user 'cron' and have restricted permissions.  The
bcron-run.postinst will take care of this when switching from cron to

> the two (cron and bcron)? In particular, are you going to convert
> *back* on removal of bcron-run? Or do you expect cron to clean it up on
> re-install? (I can handle that, but I'd like to know the plan.)

My plan was to file a wishlist bug against your cron package after
preparing and testing a patch against its postinst.  It would be nice if
the cron package can handle the conversion back, I think; similar to how
it adjusts permissions of /var/spool/cron/crontab/* on upgrade from <<

Thanks, Gerrit.

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