[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Please participate in popularity-contest

On 7/25/05, Pascal Hakim <pasc@redellipse.net> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 25, 2005 at 04:43:32PM +0200, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
> > On 7/25/05, Adeodato Simó <asp16@alu.ua.es> wrote:
> > >  Or even better, make sure d-i installs anacron for desktop systems.
> >
> > What's the disadvantage of anacron compared to cron (or: Why not
> > always install it instead of cron)?
> >
> Anacron isn't actually a daemon. It's run by cron once a day, and on
> startup/apm-resume.
> The main 'disadvantage' of anacron, is that it's set up by default to
> only run /etc/cron.{daily,weekly,monthly}. It won't take care of running
> normal cron jobs that would have been scheduled to run otherwise, and
> didn't run because the computer wasn't on.

But cron doesn't do that either (when the system is off), so compared
to cron that's no disadvantage.

Reply to: