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Bug 134089 - crontab -e is broken
crontab -e is broken
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: vixie-cron (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Jason Vas Dias
Brock Organ
: 137326 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2004-09-29 11:51 EDT by Ed Friedman
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-09-29 12:10:05 EDT
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Description Ed Friedman 2004-09-29 11:51:58 EDT
Description of problem:
crontab -e does not work

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.As any user, type:    crontab -e
2.or, as root, type:    crontab -u username -e
Actual results:
You (ed) are not allowed to use this program (crontab)
See crontab(1) for more information

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Comment 1 Jason Vas Dias 2004-09-29 12:10:05 EDT
Unfortunately, the new CVS migration resulted in some fixes 
being dropped, which causes this problem.
This is now fixed in vixie-cron-4.1-16:
1. If neither /etc/cron.{allow,deny} exist, 
   ONLY root may use crontab (and now may do so!)

2. If no /etc/cron.{allow,deny} exist when the package
   is installed, the %post script will create an
   empty /etc/cron.deny file, thus allowing all users
   by default, the way the old cron used to work.
Comment 2 Jason Vas Dias 2004-10-27 12:35:15 EDT
*** Bug 137326 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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