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Old 03-13-2008, 08:32 AM   #1
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Cool I am looking for crond - on a Debian Etch/Lenny system

Okay - dumb question but I seem to be coming up with a big goose-egg.

I am attempting to run some cron jobs on a Debian system , and I don't seem to see the crond daemon running or in /etc/init.d/

I attempt to look for it with apt-get and synaptic.

Is it called something else under Debian??


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# dpkg -l cron
# apt-cache search ^cron
# crontab -e
Old 03-13-2008, 10:29 AM   #3
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Unhappy Okay - I looked

root@xxxxxx:~# dpkg -l cron
| Status=Not/Installed/Config-files/Unpacked/Failed-config/Half-installed
|/ 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
root@xxxxxxxxxx:~# apt-c
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?



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