Professional Web Applications Themes

crontab bug? - Debian

Hi! When I edit my crontab (crontab -e) and then save it, it says normally that Processing '/etc/joe/editorrc'...done File /tmp/crontab.XQMxjUM saved. But when the time has come, nothing happened. It did not start the command. I have to type '/etc/init.d/cron restart' to make the updated crontab work. It isn't normal I think, because as a normal user I do not have the privilages to do this. But as a normal user I can not start a command with crontab, because it needs a restart. Anybody has an idea why this strange thing happens? Did I do something wrong? Thanks! Daniel ...

  1. #1

    Default crontab bug?

    Hi!

    When I edit my crontab (crontab -e) and then save it, it says normally that
    Processing '/etc/joe/editorrc'...done

    File /tmp/crontab.XQMxjUM saved.

    But when the time has come, nothing happened. It did not start the
    command. I have to type '/etc/init.d/cron restart' to make the updated
    crontab work. It isn't normal I think, because as a normal user I do not
    have the privilages to do this. But as a normal user I can not start a
    command with crontab, because it needs a restart.
    Anybody has an idea why this strange thing happens? Did I do something
    wrong?

    Thanks!

    Daniel


    --
    LeVA




    --
    To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to [email]debian-user-requestlists.debian.org[/email]
    with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact [email]listmasterlists.debian.org[/email]
    LeVA Guest

  2. #2

    Default Re:crontab bug?


    Hi Daniel,

    you wrote :
    When I edit my crontab (crontab -e) and then save it, it says normally that
    Processing '/etc/joe/editorrc'...done
    File /tmp/crontab.XQMxjUM saved.
    But when the time has come, nothing happened. It did not start the command.
    I have to type '/etc/init.d/cron restart' to make the updated crontab work.
    It isn't normal I think,

    needing to restart cron for every new crontab isnt normal, no.
    so it may be a bug, or you are doing it wrong.

    did you read manpages for cron and crontab ?
    if they say this isnt how it's supposed to be, then it's a bug
    (either in doentation or in program, but a bug it is).

    cron maintainer likes to hear about bugs in cron.
    for this we have a 'Bug Tracking System'
    go see debian's website, goto bugtracking system,
    see if somebody else already reported this bug
    (and if so what cron maintainer's response was)
    if it was not yet reported, it could still be already fixed.
    to check this, you can
    either install latest version of cron from unstable and try that
    or read changelogs of latest cronpackage to see if it is mentioned there
    if it was not fixed, or fix not doented in changelog,
    then it is a bug that should be reported.

    to do this, you first collect some information to provide to maintainer :
    version of cron you tried,
    version of Debian you are running,
    exact and complete sequence of commands that produced incorrect behaviour.
    (if you dont supply this information,
    then neither mailinglist nor maintainer can find what went wrong)
    when you have these, you file a bug on cron (see debian website for that)

    this probably wont solve your problem very fast,
    but you'll be doing fellow Debian users a favor.

    Thanks!

    Siward


    --
    To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to [email]debian-user-requestlists.debian.org[/email]
    with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact [email]listmasterlists.debian.org[/email]
    Siward Guest

Similar Threads

  1. scripting crontab entries
    By Peter Risdon in forum FreeBSD
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: February 16th, 01:55 PM
  2. Crontab
    By Antigoni in forum Linux / Unix Administration
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: June 4th, 12:15 PM
  3. crontab manipulation from php
    By Arkascha in forum PHP Development
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: November 12th, 09:49 PM
  4. What is wrong with this crontab?
    By Stephen Hooper in forum Linux / Unix Administration
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: August 6th, 05:11 AM
  5. changes to crontab not effective
    By Jochen Daum in forum Debian
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: July 14th, 12:00 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139