Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 103691
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:58 EST
Description of problem:
Anacron is a useful program on enterprise always-on servers. When you schedule
downtime on an enterprise always-on server, you want to be able to rely on
anacron running the cron jobs you missed during the downtime. Not including
anacron in taroon is not acceptable. Please add it back. Thanks.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
FWIW, I agree with this.
Strongly Agreed. Please put it back.
Also, if you are going to remove some package common courtesy dictates that you
mark it deprecated for one distro release, and THEN remove it.
Agreed on both comments.
Anacron is useful.
The argument was given that anacron is not needed on enterprise, always-on
servers. That argument cannot hold water when you consider anaconda was removed
from the Taroon WS beta as well. 3.0WS installations will be on workstation
machines, not enterprise, always-on machines. anacron needs to be added back to
*IF* the machine is always on, then we won't run anacron, and including it won't
hurt anything. However if the IF turns out to not always be true, then we
honestly need it. Red Hat need not shoot itself in this way.
It's perfectly reasonable to run Taroon WS on a laptop which is definitely not
"always on". Actually, I run Taroon ES on a laptop since I need some of the
server packages that are not otherwise present. Anacron on a laptop is not so
much a good idea as an out and out requirement.
Please put it back.
anacron is also listed as part of the RH133 course, which is labeled
as "Updated for building skills on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3!"
The information at
http://www.redhat.com/training/rhce/courses/rh133_content.html has not
yet been updated to reflect the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 changes to
the curriculum. The appropriate folks will be notified that that page
still needs to be updated. I believe that anacron coverage was
dropped for now since it is not shipped with RHEL 3. (I'd like to see
anacron come back as well.)
According to the information at the page
we CAN run anacron and MUST refer to the man page on anacron.
But we have no anacron package in the installation CD, nor can we get
the ones through the RHN channel.
Anacron will be added in RHEL 3 Update 3. A beta package is now
available to RHEL subscribers for testing via Red Hat Network: