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How to update Release Notes wrt #580887

Hello list,

I recently upgraded to squeeze and tripped over a bug in cron,

Basically a working, but somewhat invalid crontab user entry, silently stopped
working after the upgrade.

Since the bug won't be fixed, see below, IMHO it would be a good idea to make
our users aware of the problem.

So what is the procedure to add something to the release notes?

I found the debian-doc svn repository, but no package to report bugs against. Do
I need to send patches to this list?



PS: Please CC me, I am not on the list.

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=580887

----- Forwarded message from Christian Kastner <debian@kvr.at> -----

Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2011 01:21:57 +0200
From: Christian Kastner <debian@kvr.at>
To: bd@bc-bd.org, 580887@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#580887: affected
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv: Gecko/20110505

On 06/06/2011 10:48 AM, bd@bc-bd.org wrote:
> I just tripped over this.

Unfortunately this bug will have to remain open for the time being, the
amount of effort to fix it for cron-3.1, is too large to be justified,
as we are trying to get rid of cron-3.1.

> I had an entry in my crontab:
> 	42 7-24/3 * * * /bin/foo ...
> after upgrading to squeeze, the job was no longer run and I did not find any
> cron related error in /var/log.
> what helped was:
> 	crontab -e
> 	:wq
> 	...
> 	... there is an error in line X, invalid hout
> changing that to
> 	42 7-23/3 ....

For reference, this specific error is another instance of #533726.


----- End forwarded message -----

Your reasoning is excellent -- it's only your basic assumptions that are wrong.

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