Le Lun 25 février 2013 18:21, "Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" a écrit :
On 02/25/2013 12:51 PM, Rex Dieter wrote:
> Jóhann B. Guðmundsson wrote:
>> Should the requirement on Cronie be added to the spec file?
>> Should those cron-jobs be package in a separate sub package which would
>> depend on Cronie?
> Is the running of cron jobs essential to the proper function of any
> package? If not, personally, I'd rather not worry too much about adding
> dependencies and consider it optional.
There are few affected components that have a hard dependency on cron
binary being in place and in general from my pov no package should ever
*expect* anything to be available since I personally think doing so is a
bad workflow but other might disagree in that regard.
And I'd be very careful before qualifying any cron job as 'non essential".
A lot of them are maintenance jobs you can get by without *some* time, but
that will cause behaviour degradation or even failures in the long run if
not run at all.