Bug 89899 - crontab: no changes made to crontab
crontab: no changes made to crontab
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vixie-cron (Show other bugs)
7.3
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jason Vas Dias
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2003-04-29 11:36 EDT by Liberty RMS - Sysadmins
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:53 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: vixie-cron-4.1-8
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Last Closed: 2004-08-10 15:22:31 EDT
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Description Liberty RMS - Sysadmins 2003-04-29 11:36:38 EDT
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Description of problem:
Reads like bug 60338 which is closed as a duplicate of 37771 which is also closed.

60338 is a bug against vixie cron, 37771 is against vi

When /tmp is a link changes made via crontab -e are not saved, when /tmp is a
real directory the changes are saved.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
vixie-cron-3.0.1-64, vim-common-6.1-18.7x.2, vim-enhanced-6.1-18.7x.2,
vim-minimal-6.1-18.7x.2

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.make /tmp a soft link to some other location
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Actual Results:  Run the command crontab -e on an existing crontab and maker
changes via the editor (vim) and exit (:wq) receive the line 
crontab: no changes made to crontab

Expected Results:  Run the command crontab -e on an existing crontab and maker
changes via the editor (vim) and exit (:wq) receive the line 
crontab: installing new crontab
 
Additional info:  A which of vi return the following information 
alias vi='vim'
	/usr/bin/vim
Comment 1 Roger Nunn 2004-05-13 06:50:46 EDT
This symptom also occurs when EDITOR=vi -n which should ignore the
vimrc file.

 

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