[arch-dev-public] Replacing dcron

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 15:40:35 EDT 2009

On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 2:35 PM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Aaron Griffin schrieb:
>> We've had a few bugs regarding the issue of our crappy default cron.
>> http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/16085
>> http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/12910
>> The consensus among the people who have commented is that fcron is the
>> best bet here.
>> So let's do this. Would someone like to volunteer to boot our our old
>> crusty dcron in favor of fcron?
>> On a related note: dcron does not support /etc/cron.d/ and it
>> irritates me to no end. fcron can do this, correct? If not, we should
>> remove the cron.d dir from the package
> I was the first one to package the first fcron package to community
> (however, I did not write the original AUR PKGBUILD). I could take care of
> it, I don't know how to solve the cron.d problem though, have to look into
> that.
> Note that fcron has been un-updated since December 2007, but it only depends
> on PAM and has been working perfectly all this time for me. I don't know if
> the original author still maintains it at all and just had no need to update
> it, or if he abandoned it. We should maybe determine that.
> Another suggestion was vixie-cron - personally I have been using fcron on
> LFS since 2001 or 2002 and later on Arch, and have been happy with it all
> those 8 or 9 years. Whatever we do by default, I will keep on using fcron.

It sounds like you're a little hesitant about this. What are our
options here? fcron, bcron, vixie-cron?

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