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Re: Please participate in popularity-contest

Pascal Hakim <pasc@redellipse.net> writes:

> 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.
> Cheers,
> Pasc (with his "I'm the anacron maintainer" hat on)

Will you report a bug or shall I?


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