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Re: Please drop anacron from task-desktop

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Laurent Bigonville <bigon@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Mon, 03 Dec 2018 09:44:05 +0100 Michael Biebl <biebl@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello,
>  >
>  > anacron was added to the desktop-task a long time ago.
>  > The changelog doesn't mention why it was added, but I assume it was to
>  > support systems which are not running 24/7 and to ensure that cron jobs
>  > have a chance to run.
>  >
>  > Nowadays, we have systemd .timer units, which handle this issue much
>  > nicer. I checked a default desktop installation, and all important cron
>  > jobs have a corresponding .timer unit.
>  > It thus seems safe to drop anacron from task-desktop.
>  >
> I'm actually wondering if this is a good idea..
> There are lot of other packages installing cronjobs and people, I would 
> assume, expect that they will run.
> I would personally revert his patch as long as all the cronjobs have not 
> a corresponding systemd .timer

Any thoughts on this?

Is there still a broad necessity for anacron?
Are there still many packages, that don't rely on systemd timer units?


Holger Wansing <hwansing@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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