|Summary:||crontab updating erratically|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||pcwizard|
|Component:||crontabs||Assignee:||Crutcher Dunnavant <crutcher>|
|Status:||CLOSED WORKSFORME||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2001-04-10 22:03:08 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description pcwizard 1999-08-19 03:52:07 UTC
I have been having a pig of a problem with crontab updating on a regular basis. I use a perl script to update my dynamic IP to a DNS service and it has been setup to update hourly. Only problem is that more often than not it does not update... around 3 out of four times it doesn't, but that 1 time in four it does... drives me crazy. Here is the entry I am using in my crontab. * 0-23 * * * (cd /usr/bin ; ./gdipc.pl ) here is the complete crontab listing: SHELL=/bin/bash PATH=/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin MAILTO=root HOME=/ # run-parts 01 * * * * root run-parts /etc/cron.hourly 02 4 * * * root run-parts /etc/cron.daily 22 4 * * 0 root run-parts /etc/cron.weekly 42 4 1 * * root run-parts /etc/cron.monthly #0 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23 * * * root /usr/bin/gdipc.pl * 0-23 * * * (cd /usr/bin ; ./gdipc.pl ) The commented out line was an earlier attempt that refused to work at all... the perl script kept reporting an error indicating the loss of a configuration file. The line at the bottom is the one that replaced it, the error went away, but updates don't occur on a regular basis.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-21 20:19:59 UTC
Um, are you sure you want that to run once a *minute*?
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 1999-08-27 17:51:59 UTC
Perhaps you have apmd running and active. Powering down would stop the updates. Otherwise, I know of no problems in using cron.