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Re: Migration from cron to cron-daemon?

On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 12:18 PM, Stephan Seitz
<stse+debian@fsing.rootsland.net> wrote:
> Hi!
> I sent the attached message to debian-release, but I was told to ask in
> debian-devel.
> So here is the mail.
> Shade and sweet water!
>         Stephan
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> From: Stephan Seitz <stse+debian@fsing.rootsland.net>
> To: debian-release@lists.debian.org
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> Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:21:59 +0200
> Subject: Migration from cron to cron-daemon?
> Hi!
> Is there currently a migration from „cron” to „cron-daemon” as virtual
> package?
> New packages like brcon-run don’t provide cron anymore but cron-daemon.  And
> many packages like exim4-base or mgetty-fax haven’t changed their
> dependencies (and other packages their recommends).
> Some packages have already bug reports for this case. But shouldn’t this be
> a reason for a mass bug filling?

Getting a little bit off topic, is there a way for a package to depend
on the /etc/cron.{hourly,daily,etc} files being executed, but not
depend on the actual full crontab implementation?

This would allow for a more minimal cron daemon on certain setups (or
no cron daemon, plus the systemd glue that has appeared,

Cameron Norman

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