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    Re: 12.04 64-bit, "prettynames" cron job stopped running - need help

    Quote Originally Posted by nickrout View Post
    does it still work as root though, without the su - user1 -c ?

    You will need to look at the changelog for for your cron daemon I guess.
    Yes, I just tried it from a command line as root. It worked fine. It's just inside the cron folders, where it's hobbled.

    Code:
    /usr/bin/mythrename.pl --link /var/lib/mythtv/pretty --verbose --format "%T - %S - %Y-%m-%d, %g-%i %A"
    Any idea where we can find the changelogs of updates?

    Thanks for your help, nickrout.

    Eric

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    Re: 12.04 64-bit, "prettynames" cron job stopped running - need help

    Quote Originally Posted by neutron68 View Post
    Yes, I just tried it from a command line as root. It worked fine. It's just inside the cron folders, where it's hobbled.

    Code:
    /usr/bin/mythrename.pl --link /var/lib/mythtv/pretty --verbose --format "%T - %S - %Y-%m-%d, %g-%i %A"
    Any idea where we can find the changelogs of updates?

    Thanks for your help, nickrout.

    Eric
    If you do
    Code:
    dpkg -L cron|less
    you will find a couple of gzipped changelog files, view them with zless, eg
    Code:
    zless /usr/share/doc/cron/changelog.Debian.gz
    (that file is on my 10.04 system, may be different in 12.04, which is why i suggest you do dpkg -L to check.)

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    Re: 12.04 64-bit, "prettynames" cron job stopped running - need help

    Thanks for the zless info. That works pretty slick.

    Here's what I found in the changelog.Debian.gz file dated June 19, 2012 - nothing from July or August 2012 and nothing related to permissions, etc:

    cron (3.0pl1-120ubuntu4) precise-proposed; urgency=low

    * d/cron.default: change to a deprecated message to make it clear
    that the file is no longer in use. (LP: #794082)

    -- Clint Byrum <clint@ubuntu.com> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 11:04:03 -0700

    cron (3.0pl1-120ubuntu3) precise; urgency=low

    * debian/rules: add support for cross-compiling.

    -- Steve Langasek <steve.langasek@ubuntu.com> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 07:50:11 +0000

    cron (3.0pl1-120ubuntu2) precise; urgency=low

    * Drop build-dependency on libaudit, not in main and the security team
    doesn't want it there. LP: #878155.

    -- Steve Langasek <steve.langasek@ubuntu.com> Thu, 20 Oct 2011 07:57:06 -0700

    cron (3.0pl1-120ubuntu1) precise; urgency=low

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    Re: 12.04 64-bit, "prettynames" cron job stopped running - need help

    There are some clues in this thread as to why cron may have stopped working for you:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2061580

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    Re: 12.04 64-bit, "prettynames" cron job stopped running - need help

    Quote Originally Posted by nickrout View Post
    There are some clues in this thread as to why cron may have stopped working for you:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2061580
    Thanks for the pointer. That must be it!

    Best wishes!
    Eric

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    Re: 12.04 64-bit, "prettynames" cron job stopped running - need help

    Quote Originally Posted by neutron68 View Post
    Thanks for the pointer. That must be it!

    Best wishes!
    Eric
    Actually I saw another post on the mailing list which pointed to this bug, which seems to indicate that the sudoers file should now be updated to include an environment line that includes /usr/sbin (among others)
    Code:
    Defaults secure_path="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin"
    http://www.gossamer-threads.com/list...v/users/529130

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/mythbuntu/+bug/998576

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