[svlug] Cron not working

Bill Ward bill at wards.net
Wed Aug 5 10:27:15 PDT 2009


Try putting a shell script in /etc/cron.daily.

On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 10:26 AM, Bill Ward<bill at wards.net> wrote:
> That doesn't prove anything; Ubuntu practice is to use traditional
> process names even when using a substitute program.  For example
> process ID #1 is called "init" but it's actually not the traditional
> "init" at all - something called "upstart" has replaced it.  You need
> to look at what packages are installed instead.
>
> Look at the man pages for anacron and anacrontab and the file
> /etc/anacrontab to get started if that's what you're running.
>
> On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 9:47 AM, Skip Evans<skip at bigskypenguin.com> wrote:
>> Looks like from this just cron, but it is a default pretty new Ubuntu 9.04
>> install.
>>
>> root at quad-core-1:/etc# ps waux | grep cron
>> root      7734  0.0  0.0   3480  1036 ?        Ss   08:56 0:00
>> /usr/sbin/cron
>> root     15208  0.0  0.0   3336   788 pts/2    R+   11:44 0:00 grep cron
>> root at quad-core-1:/etc#
>>
>> I've been reading pages on cron, but I've found nothing why this particular
>> job shouldn't run, and it does not show up in syslog, while the jobs on
>> /etc/crontab do.
>>
>> Here's the entry
>>
>> root at quad-core-1:/etc# crontab -l
>> # m     h       dom     mon     dow     command
>> 1       5       *       *       *       /bin/cp /mnt/BSP_usr/backup/*
>> /usr/backup/
>> root at quad-core-1:/etc#
>>
>> As I said, I can cut and paste the command from the listing onto the command
>> line and it runs fine.
>>
>> Skip
>>
>> Bill Ward wrote:
>>>
>>> Are you running cron, or anacron?  I think the latter is default in
>>> ubuntu.
>>>
>>> On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 7:47 AM, Skip Evans<skip at bigskypenguin.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Neither /etc/cron.allow or cron.deny exist, but as I
>>>> understand it, if neither file exists only root can run cron,
>>>> so it still should work?
>>>>
>>
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