[arch-general] Replace dcron once again?

Alexandre de Verteuil claudelepoisson at gmail.com
Mon Nov 8 04:35:32 CET 2010

* Florian Pritz <bluewind at server-speed.net> [2010-11-07 18:39] :
> It doesn't seem like dcron is maintained very well [1], so I think we
> should consider switching. FS#18681 [2] is quite a critical bug in a
> crond when everyone expects jobs to run only once.
> I'd like to go with fcron because it seems to work very well for most
> people, has a lot of features while having a small dependency tree.
> Comments welcome.
> [1] http://repo.or.cz/w/dcron.git
> [2] https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/18681
> -- 
> Florian Pritz -- {flo,bluewind}@server-speed.net

It does not seem that fcron deals with jobs that exit with
value 11 (EAGAIN; resource temporarily unavailable). I have
found no reference to EAGAIN in fcron's documentation. It
simplifies my backup jobs, but if I really have to live
without it, I guess I could implement that feature myself
in my script. Does anyone like that feature? Did I miss
something in fcron documentation?

FYI : If a script exits 11, dcron will run it again 10 minutes later (by default). 

Alexandre de Verteuil <claudelepoisson at gmail.com>
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