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Re: bin/45453: add /etc/cron.d functionality

The following reply was made to PR bin/45453; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Matthew Mondor <>
Subject: Re: bin/45453: add /etc/cron.d functionality
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 22:58:38 -0400

 On Wed, 12 Oct 2011 02:15:01 +0000 (UTC) wrote:
 > I would like to see supported added for /etc/cron.d to our cron, as found in 
 > linux.
 Thanks for the diff,
 Would the main use of cron.d be for packages to be able to add cron
 In which case, packages could come with defaults provided
 in /etc/pkg/cron.d/ which the admin would manually copy to /etc/cron.d/
 if wanted, just like for rc.d scripts?  Currently packages that need
 scheduled events can only tell the admin to install one via a message.
 It would probably be necessary for those files to specify under which
 user privileges the script should run as.
 Another alternative might be to instead use /usr/pkg/etc/cron.d/ and
 have cron also load those, but I guess that this might be too automatic
 for some admin security expectations.
 I guess that tech-pkg could be a good place to discuss this issue
 If it's for use by the admin only, I don't object but also don't
 understand the requirement...

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