after upgrade, can't restart apache via cron

David Wolfskill david at
Fri Nov 23 03:33:01 UTC 2012

On Thu, Nov 22, 2012 at 10:17:54PM -0500, Michael W. Lucas wrote:
> ... 
> 13  *  * * * /usr/local/etc/rc.d/apache22 restart
> When this job runs, I get the following email:
> Performing sanity check on apache22 configuration:
> ...
> eval: setfib: not found
> /usr/local/etc/rc.d/apache22: WARNING: failed to start apache22
> If I run /usr/local/etc/rc.d/apache22 restart from the command line, I
> can restart httpd without trouble.
> Any thoughts?

PATH used by cron -- per crontab(5):

     Several environment variables are set up automatically by the cron(8)
     daemon.  SHELL is set to /bin/sh, PATH is set to /usr/bin:/bin, and
     LOGNAME and HOME are set from the /etc/passwd line of the crontab's
     owner.  HOME, PATH and SHELL may be overridden by settings in the
     crontab; LOGNAME may not.

and setfib is:

g1-227(9.1-P)[1] which setfib

Looks as if overriding PATH (in crontab) is least disruptive change
that will work.

David H. Wolfskill				david at
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