On Fr, 12.04.19 11:35, Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski (dominik(a)greysector.net)
> Interestingly I think Google Chrome needs this when it
> though it seems nonsensical to me. (Chrome is installed by about 50%
> of our users given some informal stats, so writing it off would be
> shooting ourselves in the foot.) That's something the Workstation
> folks may want to work with them to fix in a more systemd-ish way.
Chrome doesn't require atd explicitly (nor is it pulled in by any of its
It does use it in %post to sneak in a cron job to to add a repo config
file and its GPG key trust behind your back:
service atd start
echo "sh /etc/cron.daily/google-chrome" | at now + 2 minute > /dev/null
So, actually not having atd installed won't break Chrome as it will
just ignore the 'at' command execution error due to 'exit 0' a few
lines below it.
Just out of curiosity, why does a web browser need a daily chrome job?
Lennart Poettering, Berlin