Debian Bug report logs - #465077
cron: mass bug filing for cross build support

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Package: cron; Maintainer for cron is Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña <>; Source for cron is src:cron.

Reported by: Neil Williams <>

Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2008 14:36:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Tags: patch

Found in version cron/3.0pl1-103

Fixed in version cron/3.0pl1-107

Done: Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a <>

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Report forwarded to, Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a <>:
Bug#465077; Package cron. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Neil Williams <>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a <>. Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Neil Williams <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: cron: mass bug filing for cross build support
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2008 14:34:08 +0000
[Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)]
Package: cron
Version: 3.0pl1-103
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch
Usertags: crossbuilt

In line with the other cross-building support bugs:

This patch is necessary to allow cron to cross-build in Debian.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-1-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages cron depends on:
ii  adduser                       3.105      add and remove users and groups
ii  debianutils                   2.28.3     Miscellaneous utilities specific t
ii  libc6                         2.7-6      GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libpam0g             Pluggable Authentication Modules l
ii  libselinux1                   2.0.35-1   SELinux shared libraries
ii  lsb-base                      3.1-24     Linux Standard Base 3.1 init scrip

Versions of packages cron recommends:
ii  exim4                         4.69-2     meta-package to ease Exim MTA (v4)
ii  exim4-daemon-light [mail-tran 4.69-2     lightweight Exim MTA (v4) daemon

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Reply sent to Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a <>:
You have taken responsibility. (Tue, 16 Mar 2010 23:48:22 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Neil Williams <>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Tue, 16 Mar 2010 23:48:22 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a <>
Subject: Bug#465077: fixed in cron 3.0pl1-107
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 23:47:08 +0000
Source: cron
Source-Version: 3.0pl1-107

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
cron, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to main/c/cron/cron_3.0pl1-107.diff.gz
  to main/c/cron/cron_3.0pl1-107.dsc
  to main/c/cron/cron_3.0pl1-107_i386.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a <> (supplier of updated cron package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 22:55:26 +0100
Source: cron
Binary: cron
Architecture: source i386
Version: 3.0pl1-107
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a <>
Changed-By: Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a <>
 cron       - process scheduling daemon
Closes: 465077 470587 482284 505288 511740 513379 535227 539182 546367 557659 563296 572249 572292
 cron (3.0pl1-107) unstable; urgency=low
   * debian/cron.pam: Use common-session-noninteractive in pam.d configuration
     instead of common-session so that libpam-ssh is not run. If libpam-ssh was
     installed the previous configuration resulted in cron spawning
     many ssh-agent processes (Closes: #572292)
   * debian/cron.init: Add Should-Start/Stop dependency to slapd so that cron
   * can start up tasks for users define in an LDAP (Closes: #557659, #546367)
   * Fix the use of perror so that the error message is correct when
     printing the reason why an operation failed. Thanks to
     Justin Pryzby for the patch. (Closes: 470587)
   * pathnames.h: Use /usr/bin/sensible-editor instead of /usr/bin/editor when
     calling crontab -e (Closes: #482284)
   * Fix debian/control description, thanks to Justin B Rye for the patch
     (Closes: #535227)
   * crontab.c: Produce a different warning message when root tries to setup a
     crontab for a user that is not allowed to do so, and do not log the
     action (Closes: #505288)
   * Only allow -i if -r has been specified previously (Closes: #513379)
   * Update debian/README.Debian to indicate that the package is
     being maintained at Alioth, thanks Tomas Pospisek for the patch
     (Closes: #511740)
   * crontab.c: Update the usage() call so that it refers to the use
     of -i when removing (-r)
   * crontab.1: Update the manpage:
      - Use the same option listing as in the crontab usage() call
      - Remove 'tweaked', explain what -u does in each context.
      - Remove V3, use 'Vixie Cron' instead
     (Closes: #572249)
      - Update the manpage years (Closes: #563296)
      - Describe the usage of the crontab group wrt /var/spool/cron/crontabs
     (Closes: #539182)
   * Use debhelper compatibility version 5
   * Include cross build support with patch to debian/rules provided by Neil
     Williams  (Closes: #465077)
   * Change maintainer's email address
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