[arch-dev-public] Cron

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sun Jan 3 23:36:13 EST 2010

Paul Mattal wrote:
> 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.

Is anacron still maintained?  A quick search leads me to think that the 
last release was in 2000.

There is also yacron (maintained by an Arch user) which does everything: 


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