Strange Crond behavior

Steven Caswell
Mon Apr 1 12:40:00 GMT 2002

Sorry, I wasn't clear.  What I meant was that I have left the SYSTEM
group as is per the readme. I don't think you took the time to undertand
what I said in the e-mail, but I'll try again.  I have set everything up
EXECTLY AS THE README SAYS TO DO.  And as I stated, I have searched the
archive, and did not find anything related to this topic.  So real help,
as opposed to the standard chip on the shoulder, "don't bother us unless
you can point to the exact line of code" attitude, would be appreciated.

Steven Caswell
a.k.a Mungo Knotwise of Michel Delving
"One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them..."

> -----Original Message-----
> From: 
> [] On Behalf Of Larry Hall (RFK 
> Partners, Inc)
> Sent: Monday, April 01, 2002 9:39 AM
> To: Michael Lang;
> Subject: Re: Strange Crond behavior
> At 05:47 AM 4/1/2002, Michael Lang wrote:
> >Hello to all
> >
> >Sorry for bothering but I didn´t find an issue for these strange 
> >behavior of the Crond .
> >
> >Does someone knows why using cron as service doesn't start any 
> >scheduled tasks ? Event Error :
> >
> >Using /usr/sbin/cron -D
> >  > seteuid: Not owner
> <snip>
> >0x9D0 : Cygwin Process Id = 0x9D0 : (CRON) error (can't switch user 
> >context).
> The problem?  Looks like the same old one to me.  You're not 
> running cron as SYSTEM.  It seems many folks don't follow 
> directions and don't check the email archives when they have 
> a problem as a result.  Read the README and follow 
> the instructions there.  If you still have problems, check 
> the email archives for similar questions.  There should be 
> plenty of information in these two 
> avenues to solve this issue.  If not, you'll need to be more 
> specific about 
> why the standard configuration doesn't work for you.
> Larry Hall                    
> RFK Partners, Inc.            
> 838 Washington Street                   (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
> Holliston, MA 01746                     (508) 893-9889 - FAX
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