cron not running?
I have the following set up in my crontab:
None of these jobs is apparently running, however they did run on the 31st (yesterday), but not on the 30th or any other day during the last 10 days that I have logs for. I think I've set cron to run at log level 1, but I don't know where that log goes, I don't see anything like /var/log/cron
# crontab -l
# m h dom mon dow command
*/5 * * * * /usr/bin/perl /usr/local/bin/perl/managed_arp_data.pl >> /var/log/arpdb.log
*/5 * * * * /usr/bin/perl /usr/local/bin/perl/infoblox_fixed_sync.pl >> /var/log/crossref.log
00 23 * * * /usr/bin/perl /usr/local/bin/perl/infoblox_host_sync.pl >> /var/log/host_sync.log
0 * * * * /usr/bin/perl /usr/local/bin/perl/infoblox_excl_sync.pl >> /var/log/excl_sync.log
So, couple questions:
* If I do something like "sudo -s" to get a root prompt and then do a "crontab -e", which user does that crontab get executed as?
* Where should I look for cron logs?
* Anyone know why a job would run on the 31st, but not any other day?
Re: cron not running?
fella you've been super unlucky, I reckon, and just happened to set your `crontab` up the day before one of Ubuntu's bigger ****-ups of recent times https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/na...am/+bug/790538
perform a full `apt-get update && apt-get upgrade` and/or restart the cron-daemon, and you should be good to go :)