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Description of problem:
We're using a system CVS to track configuration changes properly.
cron isn't smart enough during running through its spool
directories and shows a strange message in logging (which also logwatch doesn't know)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
vixie-cron-4.1-20_EL and below
Steps to Reproduce:
1. create CVS directory in /var/spool/cron and/or /etc/cron.d
2. take a look into /var/log/cron and/or daily logwatch result
Actual Results: /var/log/cron:
Mar 24 15:06:01 host crond: (*system*) NOT REGULAR (/etc/cron.d/CVS)
Mar 24 15:06:01 host crond: (CVS) ORPHAN (no passwd entry)
NOT REGULAR (/etc/cron.d/CVS)
Expected Results: cron is skipping at least a CVS directory.
Same issue already went up with
cron expects every entry in its /etc/cron.d directory to be a
crontab file, and correctly warns you if it detects that an entry
in that directory is not a regular file or a crontab .
Solution: do not create directories in the /etc/cron.d directory.