Bug 468503 - booting system around midnight confuses anacron
booting system around midnight confuses anacron
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anacron (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Marcela Mašláňová
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-10-25 07:28 EDT by Tom Horsley
Modified: 2008-11-11 21:52 EST (History)
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Description Tom Horsley 2008-10-25 07:28:51 EDT
Description of problem:

My logwatch mail from /etc/cron.daily normally shows up at exactly
3:55 AM. Last night (or really early this morning) I rebooted my fedora 8
partition at 24 minutes after midnight. This morning I have one logwatch
mail from 2:23 AM and another from 3:55 AM.

Something about booting after midnight seems to have convinced anacron
I missed the daily cron job, even though it wasn't actually
scheduled to run for this day till later.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
I've seen this before, so I think it happens every time, but it takes
a day to reproduce and I need to stay up late, so I haven't explicitly
tried it again.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot system shortly after midnight
2. see anacron "rerun" jobs that hadn't actually been missed.
Actual results:
duplicate cron jobs

Expected results:
just the scheduled cron jobs

Additional info:
The times above are all for eastern time zone where my computer is,
the system clock is set to keep UTC time.
Comment 1 Marcela Mašláňová 2008-10-30 09:54:53 EDT
Thank you for remind. I've forgotten push this change into F-8. Please test it before I put it into stable.
Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2008-10-30 09:57:04 EDT
anacron-2.3-58.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8.
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2008-10-31 06:27:22 EDT
anacron-2.3-58.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 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 anacron'.  You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F8/FEDORA-2008-9335
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2008-11-11 21:52:01 EST
anacron-2.3-58.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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