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Re: Please drop anacron from task-desktop




On Fri, Mar 08, 2019 at 07:27:19PM -0500, Michael Stone wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 09, 2019 at 12:02:05AM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 08, 2019 at 02:38:07PM -0500, Michael Stone wrote:
> > > On Fri, Mar 08, 2019 at 08:01:35PM +0100, Christian Kastner wrote:
> > > > I intended to post a transition proposal here soon, but it's not ready
> > > > yet... but long story short: I believe we would be far better off moving
> > > > to cronie than maintaining our old fork.
> > > 
> > > One question worth asking is which distributions plan to maintain cron
> > > moving forward--will some of the systemd-focused ones start dropping it in
> > > favor of timers? (No point in migrating to fedora's cronie, for example, if
> > > they stop using it in a year or two.)
> > 
> > Upstream systemd lacks crontab support, and 3rd party systemd-based
> > replacements are not 100% compatible with cron/cronie/bcron/...
> 
> What does that have to do with whether other distributions stop supporting
> crontabs?

A general-purpose distribution cannot stop supporting crontabs.

cu
Adrian

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