anacron: New feature (require a clean exit from job)

Charlie Kravetz cjk at
Tue Dec 23 18:28:59 UTC 2008

On Tue, 23 Dec 2008 06:59:55 +0200
Topi Rinkinen < at> wrote:

> Package: anacron
> Version: 2.3-13ubuntu2.1
> Severity: wishlist
> Tags: patch
> A new feature (-r flag) requiring a clean exit from the job (exit
> value 0) before updating the timestamp.
> This is advantageous for e.g. backups, which might require that
> succesful completion is done each day.
> If the job exits with non-zero exit value, the job is run again when
> anacron starts next time.
> -- System Information:
> Debian Release: lenny/sid
>   APT prefers hardy-updates
>   APT policy: (500, 'hardy-updates'), (500, 'hardy-security'), (500,
> 'hardy') Architecture: i386 (i686)
> Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-22-generic (SMP w/1 CPU core)
> Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
> Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
> Versions of packages anacron depends on:
> ii  debianutils              2.28.2-0ubuntu1 Miscellaneous utilities
> specific t ii  libc6                    2.7-10ubuntu4   GNU C
> Library: Shared libraries ii  lsb-base
> 3.2-4ubuntu1    Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
> Versions of packages anacron recommends:
> ii  cron                   3.0pl1-100ubuntu2 management of regular
> background p ii  postfix [mail-transpor 2.5.1-2ubuntu1.2
> High-performance mail transport ag ii  sysklogd [system-log-d
> 1.5-1ubuntu1      System Logging Daemon
> -- no debconf information

Can you file this on launchpad? I know the system sent it to the users
mailing list, but it never gets worked if it stays here. 

The right place to file bug reports is:

That will give the developers a chance to see if they can fix it.


Charlie Kravetz 
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