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Re: Re: Please drop anacron from task-desktop

On Fri, Mar 08, 2019 at 02:16:13PM +0100, Laurent Bigonville wrote:
> Simon McVittie wrote:
> > In a more opinionated distribution the solution would have been "require
> > systemd, rely on systemd timers, delete cron jobs, move on", but Debian
> > still supports non-systemd init as a non-default installation, and
> > anacron/cron don't have a built-in way to skip particular cron jobs other
> > than open-coding it in the cron job itself.
> In the long run that's maybe something we want though. I've opened a bug
> (#922862) against lintian to emit an (experimental) tag for packages that
> are providing a cronjob but not a .timer to keep track of this.

Shouldn't that be the other way around?  Having .timer but not a cronjob is
a nasty bug, having a cronjob but not .timer is fine (at least unless you
have no cron implementation at all).

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