Re: Please drop anacron from task-desktop
- Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2019 13:47:18 +0200
- From: Adrian Bunk <bunk@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Please drop anacron from task-desktop
On Fri, Mar 08, 2019 at 11:22:36AM +0100, Paride Legovini wrote:
> Hello Adrian,
> Adrian Bunk wrote on 08/03/2019:
> > On Thu, Mar 07, 2019 at 10:11:41PM +0100, Paride Legovini wrote:
> >> Having a useless service running is itself a downside; I second the
> >> removal.
> > Please explain your usage of the word "useless".
> > The output of "ls /etc/cron.daily" is not empty for me.
> But a few (a good part?) of them will just do nothing if you are using
> systemd, e.g.:
> if [ -d /run/systemd/system ]; then
> # Skip in favour of systemd timer.
> exit 0
on my system 3 out of 14 are doing this.
And e.g. mlocate updating its database also on a desktop/laptop that is
not runnning during the night is not useless and not having this would
be a real downside.
> This will happen more and more over time and I think it's the practice
> to favor:
The praxis to favor is to check the impact instead of blindly removing
"happen more and more" means it might never happen 100%,
for that you would need policy making it mandatory first.
Short-term for buster, installing anacron still looks appropriate.
And compared to everything else that is running on our default desktop,
anacron does not create any noticable overhead.
> having three systems to manage the execution of periodic jobs
> (systemd timers, cron, anacron) in the default install is IMHO far ideal.
Calling anacron a separate system is not correct, it works on the normal
cron jobs (ideally this functionality should have been implemented in
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