crond/anacron problem

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at
Tue May 16 14:16:40 UTC 2006

Wong Kwok-hon wrote:
> On 5/15/06, Jim Cornette <fc-cornette at> wrote:
>> Joel Gomberg wrote:
>> > Wong Kwok-hon wrote:
>> >> On 5/14/06, Jim Cornette <fc-cornette at> wrote:
>> >>> Wong Kwok-hon wrote:
>> This message showed up again on a mail receipt. I still have the message
>> afterall.
>> > See
>> After reading the bug report, I am a little confused as to whether the
>> cron.daily version should be run to correct the time information or if
>> anacron should be stopped from running as a service.
>> Does the reported version not run because it is disallowed by the lock
>> file? Why prevent the daily version from running?
>> Should we stop the service or stop the daily run?
> Oh...yes... Which one is the best solution ? Stop anacron or stop the
> daily run on cron ??
> Wong Kwok Hon
If your machine is running 24/7, you do not need to run Anacron. The
reasion for Anacron is to run the cron jobs that didn't run because
the machine was turned off when they should have been run.

Unless they have changed the way Anacron works, you need to have
Cron running in order for Anacron to function correctly. But you do
not need Anacron running in order for Cron to work correctly.


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