[CentOS] cfengine and crontab

nate centos at linuxpowered.net
Thu Sep 11 19:55:02 UTC 2008

Ric Moore wrote:
> The docs to installing cfengine refers to /var/spool/cron/crontabs/root
> That doesn't exist. Nor does /etc/crontab. Heck I remember that from the
> "old days", now there are lots of cron entries, in /etc but no crontab.
> Not installed by default. So, I'm hunting that one down. Nate, what did
> you wind up doing?? Ric

The file that the document is probably referring to is root's crontab
which by default is in /var/spool/cron/root I believe, if the file
isn't there then the root account has no crontab.

But what I assume the docs are talking about is scheduling cfengine
through crontab, something I've never done. I use the cfengine
daemons themselves to do the scheduling(by default once an hour),
just make sure cfexecd, cfenvd and cfservd are running on all systems
and it should be fine.


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