Bug 127371 - cron appears to lose access to crontabs
cron appears to lose access to crontabs
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: policy (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Russell Coker
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2004-07-07 06:40 EDT by Nigel Metheringham
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-06 01:58:27 EST
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Description Nigel Metheringham 2004-07-07 06:40:32 EDT
Description of problem:

Box which was running FC1 upgraded to FC2, cron stopped working
correctly - jobs not being run.

Errors in /var/log/cron on cron startup like:-
  crond[3753]: (system_u) getfilecon FAILED (/etc/crontab) 
  crond[3753]: (nigel) getfilecon FAILED (cron/nigel) 
  crond[3753]: (root) getfilecon FAILED (cron/root) 

I suspect, without having investigated carefully that this worked OK
with the updated install kernel 2.6.6-1.435.i586 but failed on kernel
updates kernel 2.6.6-1.435.2.1.i586 and later - however this may be
due to the policy package not being installed until after the boot to

I've now disabled selinux to work around this problem.
Comment 1 tony 2004-08-08 07:35:30 EDT
I've had this problem too. It seemed to be induced on my
mail/webserver when I installed installed the SQL packages. 

It worked fine before that. 

Did the work around described here: 

Seems to be working ok now.

For further info, mail me at tony1@aeran.info

Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2004-11-06 01:58:27 EST
Cron is working fine in FC3 with selinux-policy-strict-1.18.1 or greater

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