Bug 887859 - Incorrect example in anacrontab manpage
Incorrect example in anacrontab manpage
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: cronie (Show other bugs)
6.5
Unspecified Unspecified
low Severity low
: rc
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Assigned To: Marcela Mašláňová
qe-baseos-daemons
: ManPageChange
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Reported: 2012-12-17 08:41 EST by Branislav Náter
Modified: 2013-11-21 17:24 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: cronie-1.4.4-9.el6
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Cause: Anacrontab man page has incorrect example (missing 5 where should be 5 minutes for the delay). Consequence: User might be confused how to set up anacron table. Fix: 5 is there. Result: User knows how to set up anacrontab perfectly.
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Last Closed: 2013-11-21 17:24:29 EST
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Description Branislav Náter 2012-12-17 08:41:31 EST
Description of problem:
Example in anacrontab doesn't have set "delay" for daily jobs, but it's mentioned in comment above. See bellow.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
cronie-1.4.4-7.el6

Steps to Reproduce:
1. man anacrontab
2. go to EXAMPLE section
  
Actual results:
RANDOM_DELAY=30
# Anacron jobs will start between 6 and 8 o’clock.
START_HOURS_RANGE=6-8
# delay will be 5 minutes + RANDOM_DELAY for cron.daily
1         0    cron.daily          nice run-parts /etc/cron.daily
7         0    cron.weekly         nice run-parts /etc/cron.weekly

Expected results: (delay is set to 5 minutes for cron.daily)
RANDOM_DELAY=30
# Anacron jobs will start between 6 and 8 o’clock.
START_HOURS_RANGE=6-8
# delay will be 5 minutes + RANDOM_DELAY for cron.daily
1         5    cron.daily          nice run-parts /etc/cron.daily
7         0    cron.weekly         nice run-parts /etc/cron.weekly
Comment 2 Jakub Prokes 2013-09-25 07:01:18 EDT
[root@ibm-p730-04-lp4 ~]# rpm -q cronie-anacron && man -P cat anacrontab | iconv -f utf-8 -t ASCII -c | grep -A 17 EX
cronie-anacron-1.4.4-7.el6.ppc64
EXAMPLE
       This example shows how to set up the behaviour similar to previous set-
       ting  in  /etc/crontab  which  will start all regular jobs only between
       6:00 and 8:00. There is added RANDOM_DELAY which will be  maximally  30
       minutes.  Jobs  will  be  running in queue. After one finish, then next
       will start.

       # environment variables
       SHELL=/bin/sh
       PATH=/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin
       MAILTO=root
       RANDOM_DELAY=30
       # Anacron jobs will start between 6 and 8 oclock.
       START_HOURS_RANGE=6-8
       # delay will be 5 minutes + RANDOM_DELAY for cron.daily
       1         0    cron.daily          nice run-parts /etc/cron.daily
       7         0    cron.weekly         nice run-parts /etc/cron.weekly
       @monthly  0    cron.monthly

[root@ibm-p730-02-lp2 ~]# rpm -q cronie-anacron && man -P cat anacrontab | iconv -f utf-8 -t ASCII -c | grep -A 17 EX
cronie-anacron-1.4.4-12.el6.ppc64
EXAMPLE
       This example shows how to set up the behaviour similar to previous set-
       ting  in  /etc/crontab  which  will start all regular jobs only between
       6:00 and 8:00. There is added RANDOM_DELAY which will be  maximally  30
       minutes.  Jobs  will  be  running in queue. After one finish, then next
       will start.

       # environment variables
       SHELL=/bin/sh
       PATH=/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin
       MAILTO=root
       RANDOM_DELAY=30
       # Anacron jobs will start between 6 and 8 oclock.
       START_HOURS_RANGE=6-8
       # delay will be 5 minutes + RANDOM_DELAY for cron.daily
       1         5    cron.daily          nice run-parts /etc/cron.daily
       7         0    cron.weekly         nice run-parts /etc/cron.weekly
       @monthly  0    cron.monthly        nice run-parts /etc/cron.monthly
Comment 3 errata-xmlrpc 2013-11-21 17:24:29 EST
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2013-1681.html

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