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Bug 163181 - Update Disables Cron Jobs
Summary: Update Disables Cron Jobs
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: vixie-cron
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jason Vas Dias
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-07-13 19:30 UTC by David Hart
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: pam-0.79-9.1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-07-13 20:31:04 UTC

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Description David Hart 2005-07-13 19:30:30 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050524 Fedora/1.0.4-4 Firefox/1.0.4

Description of problem:
The following no longer run as scheduled since updating to vixie-cron-4.1-36.FC4.i386.rpm (July 12).

0,5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55 8-22 * * * /usr/sbin/fetchnews
20 5,17 * * * rsync -avrt rsync:// --exclude=debug/ --exclude=*i18* /var2/yum/Fedora/core/4/updates

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
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Actual Results:  No applicable

Expected Results:  Not applicable

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Log prints:

Jul 13 15:25:01 dns crond[4055]: Cannot make/remove an entry for the specified session
Jul 13 15:25:01 dns crond(pam_unix)[4055]: session closed for user root

Comment 1 Jason Vas Dias 2005-07-13 19:45:05 UTC
Very strange! This does not happen on my system.

Were you upgrading from vixie-cron-4.1-33 ?

vixie-cron-4.1-36.FC4 adds support for the new pam audit system with this line
in /etc/pam.d/crond:
account required
Does the problem persist if you comment out this line and restart cron ?

You should have upgraded PAM to 0.79-9.1 and audit to 0.9.15-1.FC4. 
Does the problem persist with these PAM and audit versions and with
the pam_loginuid line in /etc/pam.d/crond ?

Comment 2 David Hart 2005-07-13 20:13:45 UTC
I have pam-0.79-8. pam-0.79-9.1 only went to updates today - Jul 13 (vixie was
updated yesterday). 

The pam update seems to fix the problem.

Comment 3 Jason Vas Dias 2005-07-13 20:31:04 UTC
You should also ensure that you have audit*-0.9.15-1.FC4 .
Closing this bug as it is fixed with current audit & pam releases - thanks!

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