I think in a default configuration crond handles hourly and runs anacron to handle the daily, weekly, etc. I was having trouble running a daily until I realized my cron.daily shell script environment path did not include /usr/local/bin. Placing the full path to my perl script fixed the issue.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Alex Ferrando" <alferpal(a)gmail.com>
To: "General Discussion about Arch Linux" <arch-general(a)archlinux.org>
Sent: Friday, October 21, 2011 9:05:56 AM
Subject: Re: [arch-general] System Cron jobs not running
Maybe I'm getting it wrong, but is dcron the one that runs the
cron.hourly/daily and so on folders as the crontab in the wiki with
reference to that default crontab for dcron, not cronie
On Fri 21 Oct 2011 05:55:33 PM CEST, R7h0re4 wrote:
> Karol Blazewicz<karol.blazewicz(a)gmail.com> writes:
>> On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 3:54 AM, R7h0re4<r7h0re4(a)att.net> wrote:
>>> I made a custom script that I want to put into the weekly system cron
>>> job and according to my logs the script is not running weekly like it
>>> -rwxr--r-- 1 root root 87 Aug 4 13:39 cool_script.sh
>>> According to my information the permission are correct as only root
>>> should be able to run system cron jobs.
>>> This is the only thing I have seen in my logs.
>>> Oct 20 03:01:02 localhost anacron: Anacron started on 2011-10-20
>>> Oct 20 03:01:02 localhost anacron: Job `cron.weekly' locked by another an
>>> acron - skipping
>>> Oct 20 03:01:02 localhost anacron: Will run job `cron.daily' in 12 min.
>>> Oct 20 03:01:02 localhost anacron: Jobs will be executed sequentially
>>> Oct 20 03:02:01 localhost anacron: Job `cron.weekly' started
>>> Oct 20 03:02:02 localhost anacron: Job `cron.weekly' terminated
>>> Oct 20 03:02:02 localhost anacron: Normal exit (1 job run)
>>> Oct 20 03:13:02 localhost anacron: Job `cron.daily' started
>>> Oct 20 03:13:55 localhost anacron: Job `cron.daily' terminated
>>> Oct 20 03:13:55 localhost anacron: Normal exit (1 job run)
>>> I do not have Anacron installed, and my script does not run weekly like
>>> it is supposed too, I would like fix this problem.
>>> Any suggestions are welcome!
>> Are you using cronie, dcron or some other cron? cronie provides anacron.
> I do have Cronie installed but I am still wondering why the script won't
> run if put in the weekly cron folder. My understanding is the
> documentation is a little week concerning this topic on the Wiki. Do I
> need to fill a bug report, or is something out of place.
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