Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 391261
mrtg rpm should not recreate /etc/cron.d/mrtg
Last modified: 2010-03-18 11:53:56 EDT
The mrtg rpm package should not create or update the /etc/cron.d/mrtg file when
a package update is performed.
In my case, i've removed /etc/cron.d/mrtg from my systems because I prefer to
run mrtg with RunAsDaemon: Yes in the mrtg.cfg file and start mrtg
Other users may perfer to run mrtg more or less frequently than default the 5
minute interval or not at all.
In either case, installing an update of the mrtg package requires the
administrator to manually change or remove the /etc/cron.d/mrtg file to restore
desired system operation.
To avoid this problem, the /etc/cron.d/mrtg file should only be created when
the package is initially installed. If it isn't possible to differentiate an
update from an initial installation, the /etc/cron.d/mrtg file should never be
created by the mrtg rpm package.
As RHEL-4.9 is last update for RHEL-4 and it is not suitable for new features
and should address only security, performance and critical issues, I'm closing
that bugzilla WONTFIX. If this functionality is still missing in RHEL-5, feel
free to clone that bugzilla against it.