[arch-dev-public] Cron

Paul Mattal paul at mattal.com
Sun Jan 3 23:23:28 EST 2010

On 01/03/2010 10:28 PM, Allan McRae wrote:
> Paul Mattal wrote:
>> We've got several bugs relating to choosing a new default cron daemon,
>> and/or supporting other alternatives.
> <snip>
> I thought we decided on fcron with the small adjustment/script needed to
> support /etc/cron.d in the last round of discussion about this. bcron
> was also popular (+1 from me...) but then we need an anacron replacement
> too (i.e. fcron).

Is there also an issue we're trying to solve with anacron? Can't we use 
bcron (or any other cron for that matter) and still use anacron separately?

I understand that fcron could theoretically do the work of both, but 
don't see an inherent advantage over two separate tools which might each 
be better at their own job.

- P

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