[arch-general] update today causes avantfax_hourly cron: Exec format error?

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Sun Aug 26 06:13:35 UTC 2018


  After the linux-firmware update I have started receiving strange cron messages:

Cron <root at phoinix> run-parts /etc/cron.hourly

 run-parts: failed to exec /etc/cron.hourly/avantfax_hourly: Exec format error
 run-parts: /etc/cron.hourly/avantfax_hourly exited with return code 1

The cron job is:


  # runs once an hour to update the phone book
  0 * * * * /srv/http/avantfax/includes/phb.php

Testing manually works fine:

  # ./phb.php
  # echo $?

This started after the linux-firmware update:

[2018-08-25 22:40] [PACMAN] Running 'pacman -Syu'
[2018-08-25 22:40] [PACMAN] synchronizing package lists
[2018-08-25 22:41] [PACMAN] starting full system upgrade
[2018-08-25 22:41] [ALPM] transaction started
[2018-08-25 22:41] [ALPM] upgraded linux-firmware (20180815.f1b95fe-1 ->
[2018-08-25 22:41] [ALPM] transaction completed
[2018-08-25 22:41] [ALPM] running 'systemd-tmpfiles.hook'...
[2018-08-25 22:41] [ALPM] running 'systemd-update.hook'...

(I am 5 hours ahead of UTC - which corresponds to the time just before the
cron messages started)

I am scratching my head as how this can be related? Anybody else having this
type issue after updates in the past 24 hours?

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.

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