Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 170787
@monthly jobs running daily
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:08 EST
+++ 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
@monthly touch /etc/websnmp/reset.tag
This touch command is being run daily.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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 comment from email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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/
This bug is fixed with vixie-cron-4.1-8_EL3, available from:
and should be considered for inclusion in RHEL-3-U7 .
Fixed with vixie-cron-4.1-10.EL3, currently in RHEL-3-U7 with errata