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Re: Please participate in popularity-contest

On Mon, Jul 25, 2005 at 10:53:46AM -0300, Margarita Manterola wrote:
> On 7/25/05, Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> wrote:
> > >> Perhaps some of the reports got lost in the mail?
> > > Or because many machines are not turned on that early in the morning.
> > apt-get install anacron
> Heh, this doesn't solve the problem that most desktop systems aren't
> turned on at that time, because most desktop users won't read this
> mail, and therefore won't install anacron.
> A better solution (from my point of view, of course), would be to
> change the popcon crontab's entry, so that it runs at a time when most
> computers are turned on (this is difficult to guess, of course, but
> maybe 15:00 ?).  After all, it's not a cpu-intensive, or other
> resource-intensive task, and can run at any other moment.


Running anacron (or fcron or whatever) will make sure you run all of
cron.daily however. This is more useful than just running popcon. If
your computer is turned off, you'll be missing things like log rotation
and your locate database, as well as all your man pages stuff.


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