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Bug 62970 - cron entry created in the wrong place
cron entry created in the wrong place
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 51812
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mrtg (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 2002-04-08 13:43 EDT by Florin Andrei
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-04-22 21:05:24 EDT
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Description Florin Andrei 2002-04-08 13:43:38 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.

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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

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Comment 1 Florin Andrei 2002-04-22 21:05:19 EDT
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
package. ;-)
Comment 2 Joe Orton 2002-06-14 10:48:07 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 51812 ***

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