Tony Arnold tony.arnold at
Fri Dec 12 22:19:04 UTC 2008


Derek Broughton wrote:

> Matthew may be right about anacron - though I can't imagine why anacron 
> would be installed if cron isn't.  It was a surprise to me that cron isn't 
> a hard dependency for anacron.

There are other events that invoke anacron. On start up and when a
laptop switches to mains power are two that I am aware of.

On my machine, cron just starts up anacron at 07.30 every morning! And
I've not changed this from the default.

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