Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 474219
Last modified: 2009-02-12 12:42:20 EST
Description of problem:
Maybe crontabs should Requires /etc/cron.d? That way either cronie or
fcron-watch-config would be installed as a dependency.
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Steps to Reproduce:
I've also some plans with requires in crontabs and other related packages. Do you think it's correct to look after jobs in cron.d, which is owned by cronie? I don't say that it can't be done, but IMHO user should read manual and set it up correctly. What do you think?
(In reply to comment #1)
> I've also some plans with requires in crontabs and other related packages. Do
> you think it's correct to look after jobs in cron.d, which is owned by cronie?
> I don't say that it can't be done, but IMHO user should read manual and set it
> up correctly. What do you think?
I don't really understand your question. Are you saying that fcron-watch-config should not look in /etc/cron.d? Or that a user should know that he needs to install a scheduler, be it cronie or fcron-watch-config?
In any case I don't think /etc/crontab from crontabs should look in /etc/cron.d, it is right as it is now.
Having crontabs requiring /etc/cron.d means that you can't do a minimal install without cron, sendmail, etc anymore.
There's nothing about crontabs that requires /etc/cron.d, so requiring it really is kind of overkill.
Yes, you don't get working cron unless you have a cron daemon installed, but if I have it chkconfig'd off, they don't run either.