Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 229068
No 'crontab' program to list and edit users crontab
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:57 EST
Description of problem:
There is no 'crontab' program installed to edit or list the crontab entries
using 'crontab -e' or 'crontab -l'
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.start a terminal session
2.type 'crontab -l'
bash: command not found
crontab should list entries or let me edit crontab entries.
there was changes in spec file which specifies dependencies. For solution I need
to know your: rpm -q vixie-cron crontabs vim-enhanced bash
You don't really need vim, but if you can't edit crontab you haven't some text
editor or you haven't setup editor as common. I'm using vim and everything looks ok.
#rpm -q vixie-cron crontabs vim-enhanced bash
The packet vixie-cron is not installed
And that was the problem. after installing vixie-cron I have the crontab program
again. Why hasn't that been automatically installed like it has been in former
versions von Fedora Core?
It wasn't never dependent. Crontab is part of vixie-cron and package crontabs
include only some scripts like run-parts. When I installed FC it was
automatically installed - vixie-cron, anacron, crontabs. Problem is only if you
do it manually and you don't know about it.
I just reinstalled F7Test1 from scartch, using standard installation (means I
didn't check or uncheck anything) and vixie-cron is not installed by default.
yum list vixie-cron
vixie-cron 4:4.1-74.fc7 development
I'm sure it is installed by default by FC5/FC6.
I'm sorry, thanks for report. I'll investigate what's broke it.
Moving to 'devel' as discussed on
If you do a full install of 6.91 you do not get cron or anacron. You get
crontabs OK crontabs-1.10-12.fc7.noarch.rpm.
I presume it was just left out of the spin by mistake
This is fixed in 6.9.2