Bug 84195 - root crontab does not work
root crontab does not work
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: crontabs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2003-02-13 05:51 EST by Zoechmann Reinhard
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:34 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-02-13 12:06:36 EST
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Description Zoechmann Reinhard 2003-02-13 05:51:22 EST
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Description of problem:
I want to use the root crontab.
I set up the system.
At this time root uses bash.
Then I changed the shell to ksh.

# crontab -e
no crontab for root - using an empty one
/bin/sh: emacs: command not found
crontab: "emacs" exited with status 127

On our system there is Oracle 9iAS Version 9.0.2 installed.
But the owner is an other user.

Crontab works with other users.
The hotline is not able to reproduce this problem at thair system.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.login as root
2.crontab -e

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-02-13 12:06:36 EST
Don't set EDITOR or VISUAL to emacs if it's not installed.

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