Okay - I looked
root@xxxxxx:~# dpkg -l cron
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Description
ii cron 3.0pl1-100 management of regular background processing
apt-cache apt-cdrom apt-config
root@debianiws:~# apt-cache search ^cron
anacron - cron-like program that doesn't go by time
apticron - cron-script to mail impending apt updates
bcron-run - Bruce's cron system
cron - management of regular background processing
cron-apt - automatic update of packages using apt-get
cronolog - Logfile rotator for web servers
cronosii - fast, light-weight and functional GNOME e-mail client
fcron - cron-like scheduler with extended capabilities
I see that the cron package is installed. However, should there not be a 'crond' or is that not a Debian-type application?
The reason that I ask this is that I did edit the crontab , added some jobs and they did not run.
I did not even see any activity in the messages log that they attempted to run. So, that would indicate to me that I have done something wrong or I am missing something.
I believe that my crontab is okay as I ran it on a RHEL system and it worked fine.
What am I missing?