Re: cron & anacron
On Sun, Mar 04, 2001 at 11:25:43AM -0500, Dan Christensen wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org (Bostjan Muller) writes:
> On my system, the default big cron jobs are automatically ignored by
> cron if anacron is install. Here is part of my /etc/crontab:
> 25 6 * * * root test -e /usr/sbin/anacron || run-parts --report /etc/cron.daily
> 47 6 * * 7 root test -e /usr/sbin/anacron || run-parts --report /etc/cron.weekly
> 52 6 1 * * root test -e /usr/sbin/anacron || run-parts --report /etc/cron.monthly
> So don't remove cron.
My system is like that too. You're wrong, though; cron doesn't do
anything if anacron is installed. _nothing_, not even run anacron.
/usr/sbin/anacron runs as a daemon and does the run-parts stuff. If you
check the package dependency, anacron only recomends, not depends on, cron.
Go ahead and remove cron.
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