I have a little problem here. I have 2 box here, and I can't get cron tasks running on any one.
One box is running Slackware 8.0, so I just uncommented the "test cron" line (in /var/spool/cron/crontabs/root) that should touch a file in /tmp... but it never happen.
The second box is running Slackware 8.1, so I added a directory "cron.always" in /etc with a little bash script in it (the script should touch a file in /tmp, too) then I added the line * * * * * /etc/cron.always to /var/spool/cron/crontabs/root but nothing happen.
Is cron need a daemon to run? I have commented a lot of stuff in "rc.d" so I fear I have stopped something that should not be stopped. But I cannot find anything about a daemon in documentation