Strange problem 1
brian at Awfulhak.org
Tue Apr 11 12:34:35 BST 2000
It looks like you're using the format from /etc/crontab in your
/etc/crontab wants a username in the 6th field, but there shouldn't
be a ``user'' column in the crontab(8) file.
> I have two different problems which I hope someone out there
> can help me with.
> Firstly, my FreeBSD 3.2 box has suddenly started complaining
> about atrun. I have checked the crontab against another
> FreeBSD 3.2 box and it looks fine, I have made sure that
> /root exists and is OK but every five minutes I get a new
> mail like this:
> From root Tue Apr 11 08:30:00 2000
> Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 08:30:00 GMT
> From: root (Cron Daemon)
> To: root
> Subject: Cron <root at dev> root /usr/libexec/atrun
> X-Cron-Env: <SHELL=/bin/sh>
> X-Cron-Env: <PATH=/etc:/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin>
> X-Cron-Env: <HOME=/root>
> X-Cron-Env: <LOGNAME=root>
> X-Cron-Env: <USER=root>
> root: not found
> I have tried running atrun on its own with -d and that
> seems to be OK, /var/at/spool and /var/at/jobs both exist.
> What's going on?
> Simon Clayton
> Reference Technology Ltd
Brian <brian at Awfulhak.org> <brian@[uk.]FreeBSD.org>
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