cron.daily questions

Larry Alkoff labradley at
Fri Oct 27 22:40:10 UTC 2006

Please PMFJI but I have some related questions regarding cron.

In my Kubuntu system /etc/cron.daily (and weekly/monthly) files are 
_never_ run  at all.    However files in cron.hourly run ok.

My /etc/crontab and the other one listed in this thread indicate that 
cron.hourly files are run from cron but cron.daily, weekly and monthly 
are run by anacron.

However, anacron is not started on bootup as I would expect (per ps -al 
|grep anacron).

The questions:
Is it normal for (K)ubuntu to _not_ start anacron when booted?
What file can I edit to run anacron at boot time?

Does anyone know why cron.hourly runs by cron but 
cron.daily/weekly/monthly runs by anacron?
Wouldn't it be simplier to let the same daemon run everything?

 From your comments on this thread the light finally dawned for me. 
Thank you very much.

I had been stumped on this for a month or more but from your thread 
comments I realized that cron.daily et al were not running because they 
run from anacron instead of cron.  And anacron is not running ;-)


Larry Alkoff N2LA - Austin TX
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