Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 446360
Upgrade install from Fedora 8 to 9 leaves crond out of runlevels
Last modified: 2008-05-28 22:43:32 EDT
Description of problem:
Yesterday (5/13/2008) I upgraded from a fully patched version of Fedora 8 to
Fedora 9 for x86_64. After the upgrade crond was no longer part of any
runlevel. The crontabs were okay, they just weren't running.
"chkconfig --list crond" indicated that crond was supported by not installed,
use chkconfig --add. chkconfig --add did the trick and got it back to working.
I assume every migration of x86_64 from 8 to 9 (at least) would suffer from this.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install and patch Fedora 8 x86_64, ensure crond is in runlevels
2. Run DVD upgrade to Fedora 9 x86_64
3. Observe crond not in any runlevels.
No crond in runlevels
Crond would remain in runlevels after upgrade if present before upgrade.
rpm -q cronie
I had problems with postinstall script, which should be solved in version
cronie-1.0-5. So please run yum update for 0updates and let me know, if there
are still problems.
Right after installing last night, yum did prompt me and do an update.
[cuppett@home ~]$ rpm -q cronie
However, it was this morning that I noticed crond wasn't in the runlevels and
had to fix it. This was after the new RPM came down if it was part of that
I looked at yum.log and cronie didn't appear in it..
May 13 13:30:49 emacs - 22.1-11.fc8.x86_64: extra callback for package emacs -
22.1-11.fc8.x86_64 in state 10
May 13 19:31:10 Installed: 1:faad2-libs-2.6.1-3.lvn9.x86_64
May 13 19:31:10 Updated: xvidcore-1.1.3-3.lvn9.x86_64
May 13 19:31:11 Installed: lksctp-tools-1.0.7-2.fc8.x86_64
May 13 19:31:11 Installed: netembryo-0.0.5-1.fc8.x86_64
May 13 19:31:12 Installed: libnemesi-0.6.4-0.1.rc2.fc8.x86_64
May 13 19:31:14 Updated: mplayer-1.0-0.93.20080211svn.lvn9.x86_64
May 13 19:31:19 Updated: gnome-mplayer-0.6.1-1.lvn9.x86_64
May 13 19:31:19 Updated: x264-0.0.0-0.12.20080227.lvn9.x86_64
May 13 19:31:20 Installed: libdc1394-2.0.1-3.fc8.x86_64
May 13 19:31:21 Updated: ffmpeg-libs-0.4.9-0.45.20080113.lvn9.x86_64
May 13 19:31:24 Updated: gecko-mediaplayer-0.6.1-1.lvn9.x86_64
May 13 19:31:25 Updated: livna-release-9-1.noarch
May 13 19:31:25 Updated: ffmpeg-0.4.9-0.45.20080113.lvn9.x86_64
May 13 19:31:26 Erased: faad2
[root@home cuppett]# cd /var/log/
[root@home log]# grep -n 'cronie' *
[root@home log]# ls -la yum*
-rw------- 1 root root 10254 2008-05-13 21:40 yum.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 40560 2008-03-20 01:33 yum.log-20080320
-rw------- 1 root root 30950 2008-04-05 14:40 yum.log-20080406
Now it should be working also after upgrade.
cronie-1.0-6.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9
cronie-1.0-6.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update cronie'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F9/FEDORA-2008-4146
*** Bug 448010 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
cronie-1.0-6.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.