Updated cron?

Leroy Tennison leroy at datavoiceint.com
Mon Aug 12 19:41:53 UTC 2019

Thanks for your reply, I wasn't aware that bug requests had already been submitted.  The Ubuntu bug already has a fair amount of heat but the priority is low, any way of getting that increased?  It seems that the software source has been around for a while, is a newer variant of what Ubuntu already uses and has been used by other distributions for some time.  I would think that would mean it's pretty safe to implement.

To answer your question - OpenSUSE 13.2 (which is really old at this point).  "man 5 crontab" refers to MAILFROM and indicates the Author is "Paul Vixie ⟨vixie at isc.org⟩" with the last line of the file reading "cronie   2012-11-22  CRONTAB(5)".  Looks like it was introduced at that version because 13.1 has the 2010 version.


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From: Andreas Hasenack <andreas at canonical.com>
Sent: Monday, August 12, 2019 2:14:41 PM
To: Leroy Tennison <leroy at datavoiceint.com>
Cc: ubuntu-server at lists.ubuntu.com <ubuntu-server at lists.ubuntu.com>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: Updated cron?

Hi Leroy,

On Fri, Aug 9, 2019 at 11:06 AM Leroy Tennison <leroy at datavoiceint.com<mailto:leroy at datavoiceint.com>> wrote:

Is a newer version of cron (or an alternative) available for Ubuntu?  The reason I ask is that another distribution has a 2012 version that has a MAILFROM capability.  Both Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04 use 4th Berkeley Distribution dated 2010 where mail comes from a pre-defined entity.  This is becoming important as efforts to make email less malware-prone are causing email systems to become more picky about what they allow.

Which other cron are you refering to? Maybe a patched version of what we and Debian are carrying?

I found this bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cron/+bug/1750051
Same in debian: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=898177

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