RE: crontab think `root' is a command?
On 01-Aug-2000 Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> I'm getting these cron mails under potato:
> Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2000 06:42:01 -0400
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Cron Daemon)
> To: root
> Subject: Cron <root@mixing> root run-parts --report /etc/cron.daily
> /bin/sh: root: command not found
> The cron's package /etc/crontab file doesn't indicate the format
> has changed, but it looks like cron sees the `user' field as a
> command in /etc/crontab:
> 42 6 * * * root run-parts --report /etc/cron.daily
> Anyone else seen this behaviour?
very odd, try diff'ing the crontab against another debian crontab, perhaps a
well hidden syntax error is the issue here.