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Old 05-23-2002, 10:57 AM   #1
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Distribution: Suse 7.3 and RedHat 7.3
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Angry Cron problems...

I'm having problems with cron. It's running, but the jobs don't.

I'm using Suse 7.3 and I've done the following:

* Check if cron is running:
ps -ax | grep cron
I got:
478 ? S 0:20 /usr/sbin/cron
17375 pts/0 S 0:00 grep cron

So I guess it's active.

* Both variables: CRON and RUN_UPDATEDB are set to "yes"

* Put my command in the crontab by typing: crontab -e
It just didn't work and I din't get any mail.

* Editing the crontab in /etc/crontab. It was the samething as the
previous point

* Finally I try to use "at" and it also didn't work.

* Reinstalled cron and tried the previous steps without success.

Does anybody know what it could be? What else can I do?

Thanks in advanced,
Old 05-23-2002, 12:16 PM   #2
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Thumbs up It works...

I just erased the previous installation of cron and its files and reinstalled it from a source package and it seems to work


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