Problem with cron

Joe Zeff joe at
Sat Mar 23 17:47:12 UTC 2013

On 03/23/2013 08:58 AM, Steven Stern wrote:
> On 03/22/2013 03:16 PM, Joe Zeff wrote:
>> I have my computers registered with the Linux Counter, and my main
>> desktop machine is supposed to update its status once a week, using a
>> cron job:
>> # added by version 0.3.14
>> 58 11 * * 4 /home/joe/bin/ -m
>> The permissions on the script are right, and if run manually, it works.
>>   This worked fine under Fedora 16, but doesn't now that I'm running F
>> 17.  Does anybody know what's happened, or how to find out?
> A couple of thoughts:
> 1.  Does the script have executable permissions?

Already answered in what you quote.

> 2.  Is cron working at all? Add "58 11 * * 4 touch /tmp/cron.test" as
> another cron job. Does the test file date change?

An interesting possibility.

> 3.  Just for laughs, check the SELinux logs to see if there's an AVC. It
> may be that the script that created and installed the file didn't set
> the selinux permissions correctly.

I'm not getting any alerts, and if that were the issue, I would.  And, 
if you'd like to examine the script, you can find it here:

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