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Re: Debian Buster release to partially drop non-systemd support

On Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 5:24 AM Russ Allbery wrote:

> Timer units are also a more complicated problem since they're not a
> superset of cron behavior.  They do some things better than cron jobs;
> they do other things much *worse* than cron jobs.  I have cron jobs that I
> wanted to convert to timer units and discovered I couldn't because timers
> simply wouldn't work for what I was trying to do.

Could you give some examples of the issues you discovered with systemd timers?

BTW, we have in systemd-cron a tool for generating systemd units from