[Bug 13] fcron-1.1.1

didbaba didbaba at free.fr
Tue Aug 28 04:26:20 PDT 2001


* le lun 27 aoû, 2001 à 10:57:14 -0700, jbauman at adsl-63-193-249-142.dsl.snfc21.pacbell.net (jbauman at adsl-63-193-249-142.dsl.snfc21.pacbell.net) écrivait:
> On Mon, Aug 27, 2001 at 05:43:23PM -0700, blfs-bugs at linuxfromscratch.org wrote:
> Mark, I can't say that I know dcron, but I'm having success running fcron on 
> my LFS based machine. I believe I remember that  
> you had a concern with its syntax, but there is a compatibility mode that will 
> allow using the same syntax in crontabs as vixiecron. I've been running it
> for several months without any problems, but I don't have extensive cron jobs 
> running. My one serious complaint with fcron is the installation, which 
> requires a bunch of information to be entered interactively, so will be more 
> difficult to script. That may not be an issue for us in BLFS, but I script 
> all my installs, and ALFS, if it is extended to take in BLFS as well as LFS 
> may find it more problematic than most installations.
> 
> Also, fcron does seem to be actively maintained, and the native syntax for 
> crontab entries that it uses is actually fairly nice once you get accustomed 
> to it.
> 
> I would like to hear about people's experiences with dcron. If it isn't of 
> general interest on the list, then if anyone would be so kind as to send me 
> mail directly on this subject, I would appreciate it.
> 
> Mark, if you could tell us the reasons for considering the switch, people 
> may be able to provide information that would address those concerns.

I use fcron too, never a problem, actively maintened, the 2.0.0 stable is just
arrived, I'm using it whithout any problem on my server.

And it's a french program :)      fcron.free.fr --+
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