[CLUG-tech] crontab: no changes made to crontab
jspies at sun.ac.za
Thu Feb 9 14:11:11 SAST 2006
Thanks for your explanation.
I did an experiment following your message: A temp-file was created
in /tmp. I copied it to another file and after exiting the editor
moved it to /var/spool/cron/<user>.
The problem is obviously that /usr/bin/crontab cannot move the tmp-file
to the correct destination.
A comparison between the permissions on /usr/bin/crontab:
-rwsr-xr-x 1 root root 21080 Apr 15 2002 /usr/bin/crontab*
And on Debian Unstable:
-rwxr-sr-x 1 root crontab 26668 2005-11-08 00:19 /usr/bin/crontab
Anyhow the RH7.3 is due for an upgrade and that will happen soon.
Johann Spies Telefoon: 021-808 4036
Informasietegnologie, Universiteit van Stellenbosch
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