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Bug 103691 - Anacron missing
Anacron missing
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: distribution (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2003-09-03 17:45 EDT by Brian Long
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-13 13:28:18 EDT
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Description Brian Long 2003-09-03 17:45:58 EDT
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.

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Comment 1 Tom "spot" Callaway 2003-09-03 18:01:44 EDT
FWIW, I agree with this.
Comment 2 Dax Kelson 2003-09-03 19:12:12 EDT
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.
Comment 3 Daniel Wittenberg 2003-09-03 19:56:40 EDT
Agreed on both comments.
Comment 4 Josiah Royse 2003-09-04 08:45:28 EDT
Anacron is useful.
Comment 5 Brian Long 2003-09-04 14:58:02 EDT
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
taroon, period.
Comment 6 Joshua Jensen 2003-09-04 15:26:02 EDT
*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.
Comment 7 John Haxby 2003-10-29 10:58:47 EST
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.
Comment 8 M Jang 2004-01-07 13:38:01 EST
anacron is also listed as part of the RH133 course, which is labeled 
as "Updated for building skills on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3!"
Comment 9 Steve Bonneville 2004-01-08 22:30:21 EST
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.)
Comment 10 Suzuki Takashi 2004-07-24 03:45:48 EDT
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.
Comment 11 dff 2004-07-29 16:53:23 EDT
Anacron will be added in RHEL 3 Update 3.  A beta package is now
available to RHEL subscribers for testing via Red Hat Network:

Comment 12 Brian Long 2004-08-02 08:24:03 EDT
Thank you!

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