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Re: Q: systemd-timer vs cron

Michael Biebl wrote:
> I'd agree here. user crontabs are such a niche case where systemd's
> own facilities don't provide a direct replacement.
> That said, my main point was about packages shipping cron files.
> As a distro we'd benefit if those shipped native systemd timers
> (instead or in addition). I don't think we have any packages in the
> archive that make direct use of user crontabs?
> If all packages shipped native systemd timers I could envision that at
> some point it would make sense to stop installing cron by default and
> users that need or want user crontab can just run apt install cron.

Perhaps a first step would be to promote lintian's
from "pedantic" to "warning"? If that were fixed for the majority of
packages, `cron` could then become priority optional, with a release
note suggesting to install it to support user crontabs.

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