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(solved) Cron service

PostPosted by HarronV » Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:28 am

I am finalizing my installation :-)

And when I installed this morning snapper, I just loaded the cronie package, too.
Do I need cronie, or is already another cron service in the distribution running? I am off my machine for the next hours and I can't stop thinking about this tiny topic :-)

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Volker
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Re: Cron service

PostPosted by darknetmatrix » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:06 am

There is no crond.service on Arch Linux. As the Arch Wiki makes perfectly clear:
There are many cron implementations, but none of them are installed by default as the base system uses systemd/Timers instead.

Consequently, if you want to use cron, you have to choose which of the many implementations you will install, and then start that specific service.
If you want cronie, then you install cronie and start it with:
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pacman -Syu cronie
systemctl enable --now cronie.service


Since ArchLabs is based on Arch i don't think there is a cron service, but let's here what the devs. got to say about it.
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Re: Cron service

PostPosted by erikdubois » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:17 pm

No crons running standard.
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Re: Cron service

PostPosted by HarronV » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:45 pm

Hey :-D I was just up to post this ;-)
Thanks for the input, guys :-)

Transferring the data back from the NAS to my system finished during the night. Now I did the first manual snapper-snapshot and will start the cron.

(I am still used to cron, there is so much inside systemd that I do not know of ... switching from cron to systemd-timer might be important but it is not on my 'urgent'-list).
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