Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 468503
booting system around midnight confuses anacron
Last modified: 2008-11-11 21:52:04 EST
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):
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.
duplicate cron jobs
just the scheduled cron jobs
The times above are all for eastern time zone where my computer is,
the system clock is set to keep UTC time.
Thank you for remind. I've forgotten push this change into F-8. Please test it before I put it into stable.
anacron-2.3-58.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8.
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
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.