F15 Feature - convert as many service init files as possible to the native SystemD services

Lennart Poettering mzerqung at 0pointer.de
Fri Nov 26 02:08:04 UTC 2010

On Thu, 25.11.10 19:57, Genes MailLists (lists at sapience.com) wrote:

> > Although I can't be the only one who puts various cron jobs
> > under /etc/cron.d that get run at various times.
> > 
> > Andrew
>  Almost every administrative cron here is in a cron.d crontab file .. we
> need control over exactly what time certain things happen. So please
> keep the functionality.

Hey, as I made explcitily clear I have no plans of taking away anything
from you. No need to be defensive...

>  If systemd is the expert spawner - then perhaps things like cron (or
> any reproductive daemon for that matter) could lean on a systemd for
> spawn service - but leave the other application specific parts to the
> local daemons to do for themselves.
>  There is some merit in functional separation too ...

Well, there isn't if the remaining bits simply do some minimal calendar
calculations and do that in a way we shouldn't do things anymore, and
hence needs to be fixed anyway.

As mentioned: i have no plans to take crond away. Just change it to be
started a little bit differently.


Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.

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