Accepted cron 3.0pl1-99ubuntu1 (source)

Scott James Remnant scott at
Mon Nov 27 14:05:15 GMT 2006

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Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2006 13:59:30 +0000
Source: cron
Binary: cron
Architecture: source
Version: 3.0pl1-99ubuntu1
Distribution: feisty
Urgency: high
Maintainer: Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a <jfs at>
Changed-By: Scott James Remnant <scott at>
 cron       - management of regular background processing
Closes: 271747 309150 318247 338051 361458 369153 378153 379230 383741 383857 384858 386709 389893 392600
 cron (3.0pl1-99ubuntu1) feisty; urgency=low
   * Merge from debian unstable, remaining changes:
     - remove stop links from rc0 and rc6
 cron (3.0pl1-99) unstable; urgency=low
   * Fix the test for anacron in /etc/crontab that would make cron run the
     run-parts regardless of wether anacron was installed or not, thanks to
     Paul Kimoto for spotting the bug introduced in the fix to #383857
     (Closes: #392600)
   * Fix lintian error by adding a comment line in the init.d script
 cron (3.0pl1-98) unstable; urgency=low
   * Fix LSB-formatted init.d meta info, thanks to Petter Reinholdtsen
    (Closes: #386709)
   * Make crontab tasks run with CWD=/, to make SELinux happy, thanks to
     Erich Shubert (Closes: #383857)
   * Use latest lsb logging functions, thanks to David Hardeman
     (Closes: #384858, #389893)
 cron (3.0pl1-97) unstable; urgency=high
   * Fix the behaviour of crontab so that in systems that do *not* have
     a cron.allow file users will be allowed to use crontab, change
     the behaviour of the previous version because it was contrary
     to the manpage (now a user that is in *both* cron.deny and
     cron.allow will be allowed access) (Closes: #383741)
 cron (3.0pl1-96) unstable; urgency=low
   * Fix crontab.5 typo (changed quotes ' to ") that prevent a line from being
     presented (Closes: #379230)
   * Small typo fix in cron.8
   * Introduce Steve Grubb's patch to emit audit log message on crontab denial
     based on the patch from Fedora, and adapted to Debian's cron version. The
     main difference is that audit logs are generated if cron is compiled to
     'ALLOW_ONLY_ROOT'. This patch is currently disabled
     since LSPP's audit library is not yet available.
   * Change misc.c so that a user that is *both* in the cron.deny and
     cron.allow files will be denied access (previously he would be permitted
   * Add two example scripts:
      - A script written by myself that can be used to audit
        the behaviour of cron and benefits from the new cron logging (-L 2)
        option to log the *end* of a cronjob.
      - A script written by Sean M. Burke that translates
        the crontab notation to natural language.
   * Adjust debian/copyright to acknowledge the (c) and license of the above
 cron (3.0pl1-95) unstable; urgency=low
   * Handle errors when reading crontabs so that it stops reading entries in
     a crontab file after a syntax error. This prevents a rogue user from
     dumping binary files in /etc/cron.d/ or /var/spool/cron/crontabs/
     and have them executed by cron (but binary files under
     /etc/cron.{daily,weekly,monthly} will still be processed as they are
     handled by run-parts. Thanks to Faidon Liambotis for the patch.
     (Closes: #378153)
   * Reuse vixie-cron-4.1-_51-bz180145-mail_i18n.patch from Fedora Core in
     order to setup a proper Content-Type when sending e-mails. The
     Content-Type will be set to the default system locale or cron's
     environment (if it modifies it). If the locale is undefined it will
     default to US ASCII (Closes: #338051)
     - There is no need to define a CHARSET variable now with the above
     patch (Closes: #309150)
   * Support kfreebsd-amd64 by modifying the Build-Depends for SElinux
     (Closes: #361458)
   * Fix typos in the crontab.1 manpage spotted by Jonas Koelker
     (Closes: #369153)
   * Add option to control logging (-L) with patch provided by Steve Fosdick.
     This makes it possible to log cron job finishing if you use -L 2
     (Closes: #271747, #318247)
   * Change Steve's email in crontab.c error message to
     cron at
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