cron still broken- sort-of
akabi at speakeasy.net
Tue Sep 28 12:02:36 UTC 2004
On Sep 28, 2004 at 12:05, William John Murray in a soothing rage wrote:
> Hello there,
> Any ideas how to get cron working?
>I previously reported that doing 'touch /etc/cron.deny' as root
>changed an error from crontab of of 'not allowed to use this program'
>into 'cron/tmp.XXXXTBxTOG: Permission denied'.
> I have now found this 'cron' is in /var/spool/cron. I tried giving
>my user write access to /var/spool/cron, or even 'chown' but
>then I get 'chown: Operation not permitted' from the crontab command.
> So I tried copying the 'crontab' executable from my FC2 setup,
>and that works just fine.
> Not really a solution, but maybe it sheds some light?
First read 'man 1 crontab'. That lists what is needed to get
users to be able to use cron. Second reinstall the crontab
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