Re: Weird cron behavior
Frank McCormick wrote:
> Damn! 10 seconds after I wrote the mail below I did sudo crontab -l
> and got:
As I was sure that you would. :-) :-)
> 0-59 5 * * * sudo aptitude update
Yeah! The problem has been found! I was confident that it was in
there somewhere. Glad that things worked out.
> How the he** did that get into there?? Would it be part of a cron or
> anacron update??
I am sure it was the work of either poltergeists or gremlins. It
should not be part of any system package and if so would be a
violation of policy. Packages would use one of the whole files in
/etc/cron.* and not the personal SysV style crontab. Those are for
the humans and not for the programs.