On 12/14/2008 09:30 AM, Tom Horsley wrote:
Admittedly I'm coming in a bit late on this, but I've had a similar issue with cron.daily and anacron. I changed my /etc/crontab to run cron.daily at 2 minutes after 1.On Sun, 14 Dec 2008 14:18:50 +0000 (GMT) Patrick Dupre wrote:If crond was interrupted for some reasons, does anacron would restart it at 12:11 ?I can't for the life of me figure out when anacron decides to do what, I just know that things are less confusing without it :-).
02 1 * * * root run-parts /etc/cron.daily 22 1 * * 0 root run-parts /etc/cron.weekly All well and good. But, I saw that anacron ran daily at 6PMlast night. -rw------- 1 root root 9 2008-12-19 18:26 cron.daily However, my system had frozen up sometime after 7:50AM.Previously I had manually updated /var/spool/anacron/cron.daily by manually editing the date in the time, and setting the timestamp with touch. However, I did not see the file updated from the time I set it until 6PM last night.
Actually, the 0anacron entry in /etc/cron.daily starts with: #!/bin/bash # wait for 3:02 when /etc/crontab runs cron.daily if [ `date +%H` -le 4 ]; then exit 0; fi This would explain why it is not working properly for both me and the OP. -- Jerry Feldman <gaf blu org> Boston Linux and Unix PGP key id: 537C5846 PGP Key fingerprint: 3D1B 8377 A3C0 A5F2 ECBB CA3B 4607 4319 537C 5846
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