Gentoo Archives: gentoo-ppc-user

From: Calum Selkirk <cselkirk@×××××.com>
To: gentooppc-user@g.o
Subject: [gentooppc-user] Fwd: [gentoo-user] New Cron Layout
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 00:14:43
Message-Id: 20020423051359.GB786@panix.com
----- Forwarded message from Thilo Bangert <bangert@g.o> -----

> Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 21:49:10 +0200 > From: Thilo Bangert <bangert@g.o> > Reply-To: gentoo-user@g.o > To: gentoo-dev@g.o, gentoo-announce@g.o, > gentoo-user@g.o, gentoo-newbies@g.o > Subject: [gentoo-user] New Cron Layout > X-Mailer: KMail [version 1.3.2]
> Hi, > > I have just unmasked > > sys-apps/cronbase-0.01 > sys-apps/dcron-2.7-r9 > sys-apps/fcron-2.0.0-r1 > sys-apps/vcron-3.0.1-r1 > > Users of > > sys-apps/dcron > sys-apps/fcron (or app-admin/fcron ) > sys-apps/vcron > > should read the following before updating to the new cron layout. > > > Features > -------- > > The new cron layout incorporates the following features: > > - to be able to use cron, a user must be part of the "cron" group. > > - cron spool files are located at /var/spool/cron/ for all cron's > > - all crons run /etc/cron.{hourly|daily|weekly|monthly} (fcron and > dcron users see notice below). > > - all crons PROVIDE=virtual/cron and future ebuilds will make use of > this. Ebuild developers are encourged to use it where applicable. > > - max one cron per system. > > - dcron is the Gentoo Linux "default" (ie. dcron gets installed if > something depends on virtual/cron and no cron has been installed > yet). > > > Upgrade instructions > -------------------- > > sys-apps/dcron: > > NOTE: fcron has been moved from the app-admin category to the > sys-apps category. > > to install the new dcron, do > # emerge --pretend sys-apps/dcron > # emerge sys-apps/dcron > > NOTE: to make use of /etc/cron.{hourly|daily|weekly|monthly} the root > crontab must include the contents of /etc/crontab. > > # crontab /etc/crontab > > !! This will REPLACE root's current crontab !! > > > sys-apps/fcron: > > to install the new fcron, do > # emerge --pretend sys-apps/fcron > # emerge sys-apps/fcron > > The default location for crontabs for fcron has been changed to > /var/spool/cron/fcrontabs. To make use of previous crontabs, copy > them to the new location. Make sure your new /etc/fcron/fcron.conf > reflects this. > > NOTE: to make use of /etc/cron.{hourly|daily|weekly|monthly} the root > crontab must include the contents of /etc/crontab. > > # crontab /etc/crontab > > !! This will REPLACE root's current crontab !! > > NEW: To be able to use cron as a user, the user must be part of the > "cron" group. > > > sys-apps/vcron: > > to install the new vcron, do > # emerge --pretend sys-apps/vcron > # emerge sys-apps/vcron > > NEW: To be able to use cron as a user, the user must be part of the > "cron" group. > > > Although the new layout has been tested, bugs may be present. > Please report them on http://bugs.gentoo.org and assign them > to bangert@g.o. > > Thank you. > > kind regards > > Thilo Bangert > <bangert@g.o> > _______________________________________________ > gentoo-user mailing list > gentoo-user@g.o > http://lists.gentoo.org/mailman/listinfo/gentoo-user >
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