On 4/9/2019 11:14 AM, Lennart Poettering wrote:
On Di, 09.04.19 12:54, Stephen John Smoogen (smooge(a)gmail.com)
> This is more about socializing and teaching the systemd replacements...
> because most of the systemd advocates and heavy users I have asked aren't
> sure about how systemd replaces them and go back to cron/atd. I actually
> think that the replacements seem much better thought out than cruft-ware
> but.. but I also have little confidence I could get it to work consistently
> while I can find 10k tutorials on cron.
Well, we addresses similar cases by placing README files or so in
those directories, so that people might notice if they are looking for
something there... i.e. /var/log/README is a similar case and
/etc/inittab too. I think we can do the same here too and make clear
that people need to install cronie first before these things work.
Alternatively. just drop the cron dropin dirs from the base image: if
i want to drop in a script in the dirs I should notice if I can't
because the dir doesn't actually exist.
Is this really worth the effort? cronie in F30 is a 103K package, and a
decent chunk of that might be the ChangeLog. crontabs is all of 18K,
which is 95% the GPL and the RPM header. It seems like a very small
price to pay for something everyone is going to assume will be on any
*nix-compatible system of note.
The last thing I'd want to have to deal with is solving for a missing
/etc/cron.* because someone forgot to click a checkbox somewhere or
didn't call it out in kickstart.