Help I deleted my cron.daily files

Knute Johnson ubuntu at
Mon Jul 4 21:54:44 UTC 2011

On 7/4/2011 2:34 PM, Alan Pope wrote:
> On 4 July 2011 22:12, Knute Johnson<ubuntu at>  wrote:
>> I did a stupid thing and deleted my cron.daily files.  Does anybody know
>> where they come from so I can recreate them?
> Not from one package unfortunately.
> e.g /etc/cron.daily/dpkg comes from the dpkg package and
> /etc/cron.daily/mlocate comes from the mlocate package.
> My natty desktop install has these, fwiw:-
> alan at wopr:/etc/cron.daily$ ls
> 0anacron  aptitude      google-chrome      man-db   passwd
> apport    bsdmainutils  google-talkplugin  mdadm    popularity-contest
> apt       dpkg          logrotate          mlocate  standard
> Cheers,
> Al.

Thanks.  I've got a list of what was there.  And I tried removing and 
installing a couple of packages but they didn't put anything in 
cron.daily.  The system I did the damage to is a 10.04LTS server.  I 
have an Xu natty system running I could snag a couple of the files from.


Knute Johnson

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