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Old 10-10-2005, 06:03 PM   #1
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Cron/Anacron Not Working - Debian Sarge


I recently did a fresh install of Sarge on my server box, and I can't get my cron jobs to work anymore. Furthermore, when logging into Webmin and checking the list of existing cron jobs, it says that there aren't any...which is false.

When my box was running FC2, all I had to do to get a script to run daily was to make is executable and to drop it into the cron.daily directory. I did this, but nothing. I also noticed that Anacron was not installed, so I installed it, but it's still not working (have rebooted a few times since then).

Any clues as to what's happening?

Thanks,
Jesse
 
Old 10-10-2005, 07:19 PM   #2
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Can you manually verify crond is running ("pgrep -lf crond")?
If you restart it manually, does it keep running?
Anything in the systems logs about cron?
 
Old 10-10-2005, 07:41 PM   #3
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when I run "pgrep -lf crond" it completes without at output/errors. When I try to run "/etc/init.d/cron restart" I get this:

Restarting periodic command scheduler: cron/etc/init.d/cron: line 18: start-stop-daemon: command not found
/etc/init.d/cron: line 19: start-stop-daemon: command not found

When I ran it with "crond" instead of "cron" just for sh*ts and giggles, it said no file or directory, which was no sock to me.

I haven't seen anything in the syslogs about cron...

THanks,
Jesse
 
  


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