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Old 12-05-2004, 06:28 AM   #1
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SuSE 9.2 doesn't run non-root cron jobs

Here's a weird problem I have with SuSE's cron deamon:

It just doesn't run jobs, scheduled with crontab for regular (non-root) users! It works fine only for root.

My regular user is permitted to use crontab (be default), so it doesn't return errors - it installs the new crontab, but when the time comes the job does not get run.

Here's some log messages from crontab & cron:
Dec 4 22:18:04 neon crontab[18149]: (victor) BEGIN EDIT (victor)
Dec 4 22:18:13 neon crontab[18149]: (victor) REPLACE (victor)
Dec 4 22:18:13 neon crontab[18149]: (victor) END EDIT (victor)
Dec 4 22:19:01 neon /usr/sbin/cron[18081]: (victor) RELOAD (tabs/victor)
So it only reloads the user's crontab, and does not run anything.
I tried putting the same cron job in root's tab, and it worked.

Why is that? Am I doing something wrong or did I miss anything?

Last edited by vic_semionov; 12-05-2004 at 06:30 AM.


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