Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 185854
maybe run-parts shouldn't be part of crontabs
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:27 EST
Description of problem:
run-parts may be usefull for other packages than cron. For example for cron
alternatives (fcron is being submitted to extras). I believe this explains why
there is a requires for crontabs in anacron. Maybe it would be better to have it
in another package?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Yes, /usr/bin/run-parts is Provide:-ed by the crontabs package.
crontabs is a standalone package and is not part of vixie-cron or anacron.
What problems does having run-parts in crontabs present ?
Some package has to provide run-parts - why not crontabs ?
Indeed it may be crontabs, but it seems rather odd to me to mix the cron config
files with a script that may have a more generic purpose. If there is no better
place for that script, then it may be left in crontabs, but I was hoping that
there is a better place. Maybe initscripts?
I think it's in crontabs, 'cause many people have related run something
automatically and cron. fcron is in extras now, so the run-parts can stay,
where they are.