Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 127371
cron appears to lose access to crontabs
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:45 EST
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: (system_u) getfilecon FAILED (/etc/crontab)
crond: (nigel) getfilecon FAILED (cron/nigel)
crond: (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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cron is working fine in FC3 with selinux-policy-strict-1.18.1 or greater