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Re: Please participate in popularity-contest

On 7/26/05, Marc Haber <mh+debian-devel@zugschlus.de> wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Jul 2005 19:50:34 +0200, Goswin von Brederlow
> <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> wrote:
> >Pascal Hakim <pasc@redellipse.net> writes:
> >> 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.
> >
> >Will you report a bug or shall I?
> How can anacron decide whether it is ok to run a hourly cron job once
> or n times, or whether a cron job is only meaningful if it is run at
> the right time and does more harm being run at the wrong time than
> being missed altogether?

Isn't it the responsibility of the job itself to check for that (if it
does more harm than good)?
Timing guarantees are rarely given.

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