[CentOS] Crontab not working....

Ian mu mu.llamas at gmail.com
Tue Sep 26 08:21:04 UTC 2006


Hiya Matt, interesting thanks. Does it matter what setting you have selinux
on? (have it on permissive atm, but wondering if its still affecting it).

Ian


On 9/26/06, Matthew T. O'Connor <matthew at zeut.net> wrote:
>
> I had this exact problem.  As best as I was able to figure it out, it
> was caused by the upgrade to CentOS 4.4.  A few of the files from the
> cron RPM didn't work right under the SELinux, I had to do a restoreconf
> to all the files in the cron RPM and then all was OK.  I have no idea
> why this happened.
>
> Matt
>
>
> Ian mu wrote:
> > Actually it seems to be the same now even when I dos2unix now (seems
> > to work sometimes not others which is confusing me even more now),
> > wondering if its selinux after all even though afaik it shouldn't be.
> >
> > On 9/25/06, *Ian mu* <mu.llamas at gmail.com
> > <mailto:mu.llamas at gmail.com>> wrote:
> >
> >     Hiya, thanks again, there's no .vimrc file at all.
> >
> >     :set gives
> >     :set
> >     --- Options ---
> >       backspace=2         history=50          scroll=11
> ttyfast
> >       fileencodings=ucs-bom,utf-8,latin1
> >       Hit ENTER or type command to continue
> >
> >     This is exactly the same as in crontab -e (thats what I use to
> >     edit anyway though, so assume it just calls vim), it was also the
> >     same problem in nano when I tried after you mentioned that.
> >
> >     Thanks, Ian
> >
> >     On 9/25/06, *Will McDonald* <wmcdonald at gmail.com
> >     <mailto:wmcdonald at gmail.com>> wrote:
> >
> >         On 25/09/06, Ian mu < mu.llamas at gmail.com
> >         <mailto:mu.llamas at gmail.com>> wrote:
> >         > Hiya, thanks a lot for that Will (sorry spelt name wrong
> >         before!), think
> >         > you're reply has almost got there...
> >         >
> >         > If I dos2unix the file it works, if I use vi/m (what I
> >         normally use) or nano
> >         > etc, it doesn't work (but will if I then dos2unix it again)?
> >         >
> >         > SELinux I think is on permissive/targeted (I'm not too
> >         familiar with selinux
> >         > as someone else set it up, but my understanding is that it
> >         should allow all,
> >         > but log/audit it?).
> >         >
> >         > Looks like thats it, but not sure still why its not saving it
> >         correctly?
> >
> >         Sounds like vi/vim's doing something weird to the file on
> >         write/save.
> >         Have you any user specific initialisation in the user whose
> >         crontab
> >         you're editing's $HOME? i.e. If you're setting up the crontab
> for
> >         logadmin, whilst logged in *as* logadmin, is there a
> >         $HOME/.vimrc file
> >         or similar?
> >
> >         If you just run vi/vim without passing it any files to edit
> >         then do
> >
> >         :set
> >
> >         ... what does that result it? On a vanilla system here with
> >         vim-enhanced installed and no customisations, running vi I
> get...
> >
> >         :set
> >         --- Options ---
> >         backspace=2         history=50          ttyfast
> >         t_Sf=^[[3%dm
> >         cscopetag           hlsearch            ttymouse=xterm
> >         cscopeverbose       ruler               viminfo='20,"50
> >         helplang=en         scroll=11           t_Sb=^[[4%dm
> >         cscopeprg=/usr/bin/cscope
> >         fileencodings=utf-8,latin1
> >         Hit ENTER or type command to continue
> >
> >         Compare that to what you get by default and what you get when
> >         you run
> >         crontab -e. If I run crontab -e then examine vi's environment
> it's
> >         just...
> >
> >         :set
> >         --- Options ---
> >         backspace=2         history=50          scroll=11
> >         ttyfast
> >         fileencoding=utf-8
> >         fileencodings=ucs-bom,utf-8,latin1
> >         Hit ENTER or type command to continue
> >
> >
> >         Will.
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