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Re: Help Installing / Upgrading Cron

Aaron B wrote:
Hi all. I've recently had problems installing / upgrading cron from apt-get. It seemed to be a problem with not being able to find /usr/bin/crontab while upgrading - so I removed cron, and then attempted to install it. Here is the output:

Perhaps the most effective action you can take is to install apt-listbugs. Had you, you would have been alerted to this grave bug at the time of upgrade and could have elected to hold the package at its current version.

When you do encounter bugs, the first, best place to look is usually the Debian bug tracking system [1]. There, you can lookup outstanding bugs against any package in the official Debian repositories.

The bug you have identified is already reported against the cron package [2]. The page for this bug [3] lists an immediate solution. Alternatively, you can wait until the corrected package becomes available in the main repository or on your local mirror.

[1] http://bugs.debian.org
[2] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?which=pkg&data=cron&archive=no
[3] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=261897

Best of luck then,


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