On Mon, 09 Dec 2002, Steve wrote:
> I set up a crontab to run at hourly intervals as both user root and user
> news. This is to run leafnode. By accident I noticed that there was a daily
> cronjob set up I guess by the Leafnode deb, but I don't understand how it
> works - it references the debian-config in my /etc/news/leafnode directory.
The leafnode cronjob file is found in /etc/cron.daily.
It first says
# Get configuration
Here in /etc/news/leafnode/debian-config the type of connection is
# What sort of network connection do we have? Valid values are PPP,
# permanent and none.
The next part regards texpire and newsgroup touching.
The definition of the network-type definitions is found in
Network connection type
The Leafnode package can be configured for use on two kinds of network
connection - PPP and permanent. The option chosen controls when
fetchnews is run. If you select PPP, it will be started every time you
bring up a PPP connection (or any other type of network connection which
runs the scripts in /etc/ppp). Otherwise, it will be run daily from the
cron.daily scripts. The setting can be changed running 'dpkg-reconfigure
As I found out if you want to change the network option the
'dpkg-reconfigure leafnode' is not working for the network-type.
... don't touch the bang bang fruit
- From: Steve <email@example.com>