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

On Thu, Apr 07, 2005 at 07:35:25AM -0500, Steve Greenland wrote:
> 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.

Correct.  I checked that it provides the functionality mandated by
Debian policy 9.5.

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

I didn't find where the Debian namespace convention is specified, other
than in the run-parts man page, and it looks like cron doesn't conform
with LSB by default.  Is that really necessary?

Regards, Gerrit.

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