Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 3438
cron mail sez' "cannot determine run level"
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:50 EDT
I am getting this root email generated by cron with message
"Can not determine run level"
If typing "runlevel" gives the response "unknown", then check
/var/run/utmp* (which is where the current runlevel is stored. You'll
probably see a 0 length (or non-existent) file.
I've seen this behavior with initscripts-4.19 in Raw Hide. Reverting
to the 6.0 initscripts-4.16 fixed my prblem.
The initscripts-4.19 (and possibly 4.17, 4.18) problem is
fixed in initscripts-4.20; /var/run/utmp was getting removed
as soon as it was created (oops). Do you have a /var/run/utmp
Yes I have /var/run/utmp. Since I reported this bug I have upgradet to
Thanks for fixing it.