Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 163181
Update Disables Cron Jobs
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:09 EST
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Description of problem:
The following no longer run as scheduled since updating to vixie-cron-4.1-36.FC4.i386.rpm (July 12).
0,5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55 8-22 * * * /usr/sbin/fetchnews
20 5,17 * * * rsync -avrt rsync://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/core/updates/4/i386 --exclude=debug/ --exclude=*i18* /var2/yum/Fedora/core/4/updates
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Expected Results: Not applicable
Jul 13 15:25:01 dns crond: Cannot make/remove an entry for the specified session
Jul 13 15:25:01 dns crond(pam_unix): session closed for user root
Very strange! This does not happen on my system.
Were you upgrading from vixie-cron-4.1-33 ?
vixie-cron-4.1-36.FC4 adds support for the new pam audit system with this line
account required pam_loginuid.so
Does the problem persist if you comment out this line and restart cron ?
You should have upgraded PAM to 0.79-9.1 and audit to 0.9.15-1.FC4.
Does the problem persist with these PAM and audit versions and with
the pam_loginuid line in /etc/pam.d/crond ?
I have pam-0.79-8. pam-0.79-9.1 only went to updates today - Jul 13 (vixie was
The pam update seems to fix the problem.
You should also ensure that you have audit*-0.9.15-1.FC4 .
Closing this bug as it is fixed with current audit & pam releases - thanks!