Bug 170787 - @monthly jobs running daily
Summary: @monthly jobs running daily
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: vixie-cron
Version: 3.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jason Vas Dias
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On: 138965
Blocks: 161600
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-10-14 15:39 UTC by Jason Vas Dias
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-05-01 17:50:24 UTC

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Description Jason Vas Dias 2005-10-14 15:39:11 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #138965 +++

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Description of problem:
When using the @monthly variable in the files /var/spool/cron folder
the jobs are running daily.

The @daily jobs run correctly.

Std install of Fedora Core2.

the file /var/spool/cron/root
@daily /root/freespace.sh
@monthly touch /etc/websnmp/reset.tag

This touch command is being run daily.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
crontabs-1.10-6, vixie-cron-3.0.1-87

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. create a cron file and use the @monthly variable to log to a file

Actual Results:  Instead of being run monthly it runs every night at
around 2 seconds after midnight

Expected Results:  Runs monthly

Additional info:

-- Additional comment from jvdias@redhat.com on 2004-11-12 08:48 EST --
 This should not happen with the latest version of cron, which is:
 vixie-cron-4.1-19 .  I'm in the process of getting this pushed to
 FC2 updates; meanwhile, you can download it for FC2 from:

-- Additional comment from marius.andreiana@gmail.com on 2005-08-20 02:42 EST --
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

Comment 1 Jason Vas Dias 2005-10-14 15:40:12 UTC
This bug is fixed with vixie-cron-4.1-8_EL3, available from:
and should be considered for inclusion in RHEL-3-U7 .

Comment 3 Jason Vas Dias 2006-05-01 17:50:24 UTC
Fixed with vixie-cron-4.1-10.EL3, currently in RHEL-3-U7 with errata

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