anacron and cron and laptop usage

Georg Sauthoff g_sauthoff at
Fri Jan 12 09:50:05 UTC 2007


I am using (K)ubuntu 6.10 and I have a question about the crond (package
cron) and the anacron setup.

I noticed, that anacron gets executed every day at 7.30h by crond (and
at every system start), to check if daily/weekly/etc jobs have to run. I
don't understand this, because I thought the point about anacron is,
that at a laptop system (or a pc isn't up all the time) the daily/etc
jobs gets a chance to run.

But I allmost never have my laptop running at 7.30h (am) - and I am not
rebooting it every day neither (just suspending it). Thus the daily/etc
jobs aren't run very often with this default settings for this computer

Hence I am asking, if this is a sane default setting for the
Ubuntu-Distribution? Or am I missing something?

Best regards
Georg Sauthoff

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