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Bug 84195

Summary: root crontab does not work
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 Reporter: Zoechmann Reinhard <reinhard.zoechmann>
Component: crontabsAssignee: Bill Nottingham <notting>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Brock Organ <borgan>
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Version: 2.1CC: rvokal
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Description Zoechmann Reinhard 2003-02-13 10:51:22 UTC
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Description of problem:
I want to use the root crontab.
I set up the system.
At this time root uses bash.
Then I changed the shell to ksh.

# crontab -e
no crontab for root - using an empty one
/bin/sh: emacs: command not found
crontab: "emacs" exited with status 127

On our system there is Oracle 9iAS Version 9.0.2 installed.
But the owner is an other user.

Crontab works with other users.
The hotline is not able to reproduce this problem at thair system.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.login as root
2.crontab -e

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-02-13 17:06:36 UTC
Don't set EDITOR or VISUAL to emacs if it's not installed.