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RE: cron issue

Some steps you could try:

1. Run 'cygcheck -l cron' to list the files included in the
   'cron' package.  (This is a general recommendation for
   any Cygwin package.)

2. Read the file /usr/share/doc/Cygwin/cron.README to get
   some Cygwin-specific instructions about 'cron', including
   the use of 'ssmtp' as a replacement for 'sendmail'.

3. Run '/usr/bin/' to see whether it can
   identify any problems with your cron setup.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Nelson Pereira
Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2006 11:36 AM
Subject: RE: cron issue

You had to install Sendmail to do this right?

How did you do that? Did you follow a howto article or dsomething?
I need to install sendmail also but from what I have read, sendmail doesn't work on cygwin...

I get this:

The owner and the Administrators need
to have ..x permission to /usr/sbin/sendmail.
Here are the current permissions:
ls: /usr/sbin/sendmail: No such file or directory

Any help you can provide to help me install sendmail would be greatly appreciated



I've configured cron using cron-config running as a service with the SERVICE account and as a service with myself.? Initially, I created a crontab to run an rsync backup, which never initiated.? I then opted for something simple and obvious, sending the date to a file.? I've attached my log, crontab and the cygcheck.?

I've verified that the service is running (under XP) and that cron is running.?

Roger Davies
PeopleSoft HRMS

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