[CentOS] Anacron IS installed it is just that....

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Mon Dec 8 22:56:22 UTC 2008


You have to have a system running for more than 65 minutes for it to run 
the daily cron jobs.

And if this is a test system that you keep rebooting.  Well.

So if I want /var/log/rpmpkgs to get updated, I have to wait until the 
next day an keep the system up for a bit more than 65 minutes.  Actually 
a quite reasonable requirement.

Add this to my 'book':  cron is your friend.  Anacron is a better friend 
on a desktop linux system.

And I suspect that nightly suspends will NOT trigger anacron.  Though 
probably some time after coming out of suspension for that day anacron 
might run again.  I will have to check this out on Saturday night (I 
suspend this system every friday afternoon).




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