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Re: crontab error

Been there and done that. It doesn't change the ownership of any of the
command though. Do I need run a chown on the cron command? If so what should
be owner and group be?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc.)" <>
To: "Chuck Hamilton" <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2003 8:08 AM
Subject: Re: crontab error

> Chuck Hamilton wrote:
> > It already the permissions set to 777.
> >
> > -rwxrwxrwx    1 Administ mkgroup_    32256 Apr 15 11:16 cron*
>                             ^^^^^^^^
> Ahem.  Here's the problem.  Your /etc/group file is not current.
> Rerun mkgroup with the appropriate flags.  You may want to do this
> for /etc/passwd too.  If one's not current, more than likely, the
> other isn't either.
> > I did try changing the user the service runs as but it failed with a
> > error so I changed it back to LocalSystem. It seems like it's got to be
> > kind of Win2k permissions thing. If I run cron from a cygwin session, it
> > works fine. If I run it as a service it fails to start. I've tried
> > the cygwin /usr/bin and /usr/lib directories to my Win2k path but that
> > didn't help either (though now I can run cygwin commands from a DOS
> > if I want).
> -- 
> Larry Hall                    
> RFK Partners, Inc.                      (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
> 838 Washington Street                   (508) 893-9889 - FAX
> Holliston, MA 01746

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