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Re: [opensuse] Should cron write in upper or lower case?
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 06 Oct 2012 22:16:57 +0200
  • Message-id: <k4q3jp$24f$>
Lars Müller wrote:

On Sat, Sep 29, 2012 at 02:17:42PM +0200, Per Jessen wrote:
Lars Müller wrote:

On Sat, Sep 29, 2012 at 10:30:47AM +0200, Per Jessen wrote:
Lars Müller wrote:

On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 09:29:53PM +0200, Per Jessen wrote:
Anton Aylward wrote:
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Personally I think the "uppercase path" argument isn't the
one to make.

Nor do I, I think "regression" ought to suffice, but it hasn't
with the maintainer so far.

Have you filed a defect report for screen too?

No, I don't think I've ever used screen.

Screen does somethng like cron too. And I'm sure the authors
will have a good reason to do so.

I'm sure they do, but has it's behaviour changed?

And such a change is not allowed?

If they have a good reason such a change must be possible.

Of course, but I have not heard anyone explain why it was changed.
That's why I call it a regression.

cron has used lowercase at least since SuSE Linux 7.x, then it was
changed to uppercase in openSUSE 11.4. cron in SLE uses lowercase

You can't compare openSUSE with SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE).

Why not? They're just two Linux'es that behave differently. o

I've written why it is how it is. I described it. Nothing more.

[sorry about the late response, your reply got lost somewhere.]

Well, same here - and as we are just plain community members both of us,
neither is right nor wrong.

There is nothing to discuss from the openSUSE side.

How do you know that, you're just another community member, don't
pretend you're something else. Or do you believe you're something

If this change didn't cause any trouble and has not been seen for
several years this is much noise about nothing.

Lars, try this

BTW which version you talk about and which Service Pack (SP) level?

None in particular, it's not important in this context as I'm pretty
certain they all have a cron that writes in lower case.

As I wrote before: It's a much older code base and therefore you
compare apples with peaches.

So why did you bother asking asking about wich service pack level?

SLE 11 and all later SPs have a base close to openSUSE 11.1. Check
this version and check which cron had been part of this. Then go
from version to version and compare the change logs of the included
cron package.

If you see a defect go with it to the upstream issue tracker and
report the URL to the mailing list archive or the issue tracker
back to this list.

This is not a SUSE issue. This is a cron issue you should report
to the cron developers.

Lars, don't be a jerk. I am reporting the bug in our project because
the regression took place in our project.

Then you have to stand up and to maintain cron and the required
patches and have to be the default defect owner.

Sure, I don't mind. Where/how do I sign up to be the maintainer of

Per Jessen, Zürich (16.7°C)

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