if anacron has run and exited and one executes anacron status the message
anacron dead but susys locked.
Did anacron die, or did you do:
Either way, check to see that /var/lock/subsys/anacron doesn't exist.
OK. A new package which fixes this is being built. What was happening was that
we were touching /var/lock/subsys/anacron, which was a bad thing because anacron
turns itself off when there's nothing to do. The lines in
/etc/rc.d/init.d/anacron which created/removed /var/lock/subsys/anacron are
removed and this doesn't happen anymore.
I am marking this as resolved.