New on sources: cron-3.0.1-1

Corinna Vinschen
Thu Jun 21 11:43:00 GMT 2001

On Tue, Jun 19, 2001 at 03:38:57PM +0200, Michael Schaap wrote:
> At 12:27 18-6-2001, I wrote:
> >At 12:06 10-6-2001, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >>I have uploaded version 3.0.1-1 of cron.
> >
> >I installed the service as described in cron.README and started it, and it 
> >seems to run.
> >
> >However, I cannot get crontab to work.  When I type "crontab -l" (or any 
> >other crontab command), I get a message "seteuid: not owner".
> I verified that cron indeed works by manually putting a crontab file at 
> /var/cron/tabs/$USER .
> So, it seems that crontab tries to change the effective uid, which doesn't 
> work for normal (or even Administrator) users.  Is this 
> necessary?  Wouldn't this mean that crontab works for nobody, unless you 
> add some (dangerous) rights to these users?
> /usr/doc/Cygwin/cron.README doesn't mention anything about this.

Maybe, I missed something when porting. I'm currently in vacation
so that will take some time.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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