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[openFATE 309015] Cronie as default cron
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  • Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2010 21:43:03 +0200 (CEST)
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Feature changed by: Cristian Rodríguez (elvigia)
Feature #309015, revision 10
Title: Cronie as default cron

openSUSE-11.3: Rejected by (mvyskocil)
reject date: 2010-08-18 13:53:56
reject reason: not enough time to do it properly
Requester: Important
Projectmanager: Important

openSUSE-11.4: Done
Requester: Desirable

Requested by: Michal Seben (mseben)
Developer: (Novell)
Developer: Michal Seben (mseben)

Currently there is no chance to push our ~20 patches to upstream (it's
already dead), so my suggestion is : switch to cronie. See prepared
simple wiki page about this step. See

Documentation Impact:
* we will have anacron and audit support
* we will use /usr/sbin/crond instead of /usr/sbin/cron - this change
should not be problem (causes only small init script correction)
* see syscrondir.diff we will move to 600 permissions rule, for each
crontab file (/var/spool/cron/tabs/username)
* old 'crontab' command called without args prints message with usage
options and do nothing, new crontab from cronie waits for input on
stdin (waits to enter your new crontab rule)

#1: Michal Vyskocil (mvyskocil) (2010-02-16 11:20:39)
Sounds OK, just propose to add the /usr/sbin/cron compat symlink.

#2: Michal Vyskocil (mvyskocil) (2010-08-18 13:55:17)
Hello Michael, mseben did not finish this feature for 11.3. New
maintainer of cron is anicka, but she does not have enough time to do
it for 11.4 release, so I'm closing this.

#3: Cristian Rodríguez (elvigia) (2010-08-26 20:30:03)
pam_conv and minus_log patches where merged upstream, I think we are
ready for the switch
I have updated cronie in Base:System , it needs a bit testing though.

#4: Cristian Rodríguez (elvigia) (2010-09-24 15:36:20)
I did this replacement, and was submitted to factory too. done in 11.4

+ #5: Cristian Rodríguez (elvigia) (2010-09-28 21:43:00)
+ Now switch is done in Factory, found some bugs, will work with
+ upstream.

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