[arch-dev-public] Cron

Tobias Powalowski t.powa at gmx.de
Mon Jan 4 02:43:59 EST 2010

Am Montag 04 Januar 2010 schrieb Paul Mattal:
> On 01/03/2010 08:52 PM, Paul Mattal wrote:
> > Do others have specific experiences with bcron to relate? I know some
> > folks like Dan and Thomas have chosen fcron, and maybe for good reason
> > other than just features; if you have war stories, please share.
> Several other relevant items have come to my attention, so I'm sharing:
> 1. fcron supports /etc/cron.d via a script which collects those entries
> into its own format. The script is out-of-date enough to recommend using
> dnotify to run it, but perhaps it would be efficient enough
> otherwise-employed.
> 2. Jim Pryor has forked dcron 3.2 as yacron. This is a new option:
> yacron
> http://repo.or.cz/w/yacron.git
> -----
> advantages:
> * little work (fork of existing dcron)
> * simple, small, mature
> * familiar/standard crontab format (even more like vixie)
> * supports /etc/cron.d
> * logs to syslog
> disadvantages:
> * not widely tested
> I'd really feel more comfortable pushing this if it were more tested,
> but that's a catch-22, I guess. Jim states he's willing to support and
> update yacron in response to feedback and new upstream dcron releases,
> should they come.
> 3. dcron apparently does support /etc/cron.d from 3.1 on, so that was
> inaccurate in my original roundup. (thanks for pointing that out, Jim)
> - P
I'm pretty undecided here, i took cron because it was orphaned a real long 
time ago.
I would be happy if someone could take this cron stuff, because i don't use 
cronjobs on any of my machines.
Tobias Powalowski
Archlinux Developer & Package Maintainer (tpowa)
tpowa at archlinux.org
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