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Posted Feb 10, 2011 7:38 UTC (Thu) by spaetz (subscriber, #32870)
If they don't fix it, yes. There are alternatives out there.
Posted Feb 11, 2011 11:52 UTC (Fri) by mpr22 (subscriber, #60784)
Posted Feb 11, 2011 20:36 UTC (Fri) by spaetz (subscriber, #32870)
But if you were asking if there are vixie-cron replacements that can basically do everything that cron can do, yes. Personally, I like fcron a lot: http://fcron.free.fr/description.php
Especially on laptops that are not 24/7 on.
Posted Feb 11, 2011 21:06 UTC (Fri) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
If the distros are going to do that, then they will not include cron, and any replacement for it had better ber drop-in compatible or you are going to seriously annoy a lot of sysadmins (especially since the uncooperative upstreams will change year to year, so packages will come and go)
not to mention the fact that this would also make these distros not linux, as one of the upstreams that just about every distro patches (with patches that are not acceptable upstream) is the kernel.
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