[Lvlug] cron woes on slackware
dann s washko
dann at thelinuxlink.net
Thu Dec 29 13:10:35 EST 2005
Ricardo SIGNES wrote:
ined only by the distros that use them. WTF!
> I downloaded the cron (Vixie) source and the security patches from
> Debian -- http://packages.debian.org/stable/admin/cron -- but it dies
> horribly on my Slackware box. Well, not horribly, but worse: silently.
> strace seems to be complaining about writing to /dev/log, which is not,
> on Slackware, a logging facility. At least not on my old Slackware.
> I can't even find a place to change the logging facility.
> If anyone has any wisdom about using a better cron daemon on Slackware,
> I am eager to hear it.
I took a brief look at this last night, but did not get around to doing
any compiling and such. Slackware 10.x has /dev/log. I'll keep looking
into this, though.
Dann S. Washko
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get slack (www.slackware.com) and get happy
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