Periodic not running in FreeBSD 5.2

Andrew Boothman andrew at
Thu Jan 29 09:36:41 PST 2004

sammy!!! wrote:

> I've noticed my periodic scripts have not been running for about a week 
> now.  Is there something that might have been broken with them when 
> upgrading to 5.2 from 5.1?

Periodic scripts are run from /etc/crontab - is that file 
present/correct? (Note: Don't install this crontab using the crontab 
command as you do for other users - /etc/crontab will be checked by cron 

Is cron running? Set cron_enable="YES" in /etc/rc.conf if not. The 
default is to make it run however, so this would only be needed if 
someome had altered /etc/defaults/rc.conf


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