[arch-general] System Cron jobs not running

R7h0re4 r7h0re4 at att.net
Fri Oct 21 21:05:18 EDT 2011

Jason Towell <jtowell at sjgov.org> writes:

> Hi Alex, 
> I think in a default configuration crond handles hourly and runs anacron to handle the daily, weekly, etc. I was having trouble running a daily until I realized my cron.daily shell script environment path did not include /usr/local/bin. Placing the full path to my perl script fixed the issue. 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Alex Ferrando" <alferpal at gmail.com> 
> To: "General Discussion about Arch Linux" <arch-general at archlinux.org> 
> Sent: Friday, October 21, 2011 9:05:56 AM 
> Subject: Re: [arch-general] System Cron jobs not running 
> Maybe I'm getting it wrong, but is dcron the one that runs the 
> cron.hourly/daily and so on folders as the crontab in the wiki with 
> reference to that default crontab for dcron, not cronie 
> On Fri 21 Oct 2011 05:55:33 PM CEST, R7h0re4 wrote: 
>> Karol Blazewicz<karol.blazewicz at gmail.com> writes: 
>>> On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 3:54 AM, R7h0re4<r7h0re4 at att.net> wrote: 


>>> Are you using cronie, dcron or some other cron? cronie provides anacron. 
>> I do have Cronie installed but I am still wondering why the script won't 
>> run if put in the weekly cron folder. My understanding is the 
>> documentation is a little week concerning this topic on the Wiki. Do I 
>> need to fill a bug report, or is something out of place. 
>> R7h0re4 

Just to be safe I added the full path to my script for the commands it
is calling. 

I also looked at the wiki again and nothing mentions the use of Cronie,
and system cron jobs. I also checked the file /var/spool and see anacron
which has the sub directories. I would almost say this wiki needs some
updating and would assist once we get it working.


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