Re: Anacron Problems
Robert Peirce wrote:
Problem 1 is trying to reach Sean Perry. Neither email@example.com nor
firstname.lastname@example.org, as listed in anacron.8, work.
Problem 2 is trying t find out why my weekly job runs three times while
my monthly and daily only run once. Furthermore, until a few weeks ago,
weekly only ran once as well. Can you ask Sean?
While not a problem, I also note that anacron runs at about 12:30-1:00
AM if my laptop is on. It used to only run if I was logged on. I can
live with either, but is this correct?
I am running Version 3.3 on Mac OS X 10.4.11
I have drifted from my Debian responsibilities so the @d.o address is no
longer valid. Sadly valinux died years ago so that too is no longer a
This address works and should for the future.
As for your OS X issues -- I have no experience OS X.
The base idea is anacron is run (at least on Linux):
* at boot time
* on wake up from sleep / hibernation
* via cron at the usually scheduled times
When it runs it writes out a stamp so it knows to wait a bit before
running again. If a job doesn't finish that may lead to jobs being run
again and again. Another possibility is clock skew or some other form of