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From: "Calum Selkirk" <cselkirk@...>
Subject: Fwd: [gentoo-user] New Cron Layout
Date: Tue Apr 23 00:15:02 2002
----- 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>
> _______________________________________________
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> gentoo-user@g.o
> http://lists.gentoo.org/mailman/listinfo/gentoo-user
> 

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