Re: Please drop anacron from task-desktop
- Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2019 13:59:45 +0200
- From: Adrian Bunk <bunk@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Please drop anacron from task-desktop
> On Fri, 08 Mar 2019 at 10:24:28 +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > The output of "ls /etc/cron.daily" is not empty for me.
> That doesn't *necessarily* mean you need anacron, or even cron. Many
> cron jobs now have a corresponding systemd timer; if you are running
> systemd, the cron job starts, detects that it is unnecessary, and exits,
> which is an overly-complicated way to do nothing.
many != all
Something will break (like in the mlocate case), and people might only
start noticing when they are doing fresh installs of buster after the
For buster it is too late in the release cycle for sorting this out
properly for all existing daily/weekly/monthly cronjobs.
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