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Re: [leafnode-list] Fetchnews Won't from Cronjob
Are you getting any errors in /var/log/cron or maybe /var/log/messages.
Also, how long is it taking texpire to run. I don't think fetchnews
will run if texpire's lockfile is in /var/lock/news.
On Fri, 28 Jan 2000, Marie Fischer wrote:
> On Fri, 28 Jan 2000, Cornelius Krasel wrote:
> > Uncle Meat wrote:
> > > I'm having a problem with fetchnews running from cron. I can perform the
> > > same command manually, but it never runs from the crontab.
> > >
> > > Here are the entries:
> > >
> > > 05 19 * * * news /usr/local/sbin/texpire
> > > 30 19 * * * news /usr/local/sbin/fetchnews
> > ^min ^hour ^day ^month ^weekday
> > I am quite surprised about your sixth field. What operating system are
> > you using? (Under linux, the sixth field is supposed to contain the
> > command.)
> It is, in user's crontab. However, /etc/crontab is different, the sixth
> field containing the user. I have texpire and fetchnews in the "news"
> user's crontab, but I can't think of any way why putting it into
> /etc/crontab should cause any problems.
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