Question about ports adding cronjobs
kris at FreeBSD.org
Wed Jun 18 09:49:26 UTC 2008
David Hawthorne wrote:
> I have a piece of software I've been working on that gathers stats about
> the local host and shoves them into rrd files, with an accompanying web
> front-end page that generates pretty graphs from the RRDs on demand. I
> have a package done up for it, and I'd like to add it to the ports tree
> eventually, but I'm stuck on how to get it to automagically add the
> cronjob to have the stats gathering script run every five minutes, and I
> don't know of any ports that add cronjobs off the top of my head to go
> look at.
> Is there an approved standard for doing this? It doesn't have to be as
> root, either, it can run under a different user. Any advice on how to
> get the port to add the user (and remove it properly when the port is
> deinstalled) properly and securely would be appreciated as well.
Don't do it automatically. Provide a script that allows users to do it
if they want.
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