Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 62970
cron entry created in the wrong place
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:01 EDT
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Description of problem:
By default, the MRTG package creates its cron entry in /etc/crontab.
This is wrong. It defeats the purpose of using standard tools for cron
administration (crontab, etc.).
The package should make the entry like any other software, using crontab, or
other method, and should leave /etc/crontab untouched.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install MRTG package
Actual Results: The cron entry is created directly in /etc/crontab
Expected Results: The cron entry should be created in /var/spool/cron/root
Better yet, it's simpler and more elegant to create a file in /etc/cron.d, like
sysstat does. Then there's no need to edit nasty cron files when installing the
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 51812 ***