Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 500722
Drop the cron job
Last modified: 2013-01-09 22:30:07 EST
rpm requires crontabs in order to drop a cron job in. crontabs requires cronie, which requires an smtp server. If it weren't for this, we'd have a better chance at a smtp server less and cron less system. Please consider the usefulness of the cron job, and either split it out into a subpackage, put it in one of our other packages that have our default cron jobs, or just drop it all together.
So rpm shouldn't use cron because cronie depends on smtpd?!?
That kinda doesn't make any sense whatsoever.
Why not split smptd from cronie instead?
The cronjob has been split into rpm-cron sub-package in rpm-4.7.0-4.fc12.
*** Bug 517810 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***