portsnap and updates using cron

martin hudec corwin at aeternal.net
Wed Aug 31 14:08:42 GMT 2005


On Wed, Aug 31, 2005 at 08:54:31AM -0500 or thereabouts, Kevin Kinsey wrote:
> Not sure.  Check the logs, etc.  If you're familiar with ktrace,
> kdump, etc., you could follow the program's progress if you
> find no log information.

  /var/log/cron reports me that cronjob was done. No I am not familiar
  with ktrace, kdump etc.
> How are you calling the program from cron(8)?  I'm sure that
> you are aware of cron's limited environment; one result of this
> is that you generally need to supply full pathnames to any command
> you want cron(8) to run for you.

  I am aware of cron's limited environment, but full paths are provided.

> Is cron sending you any mail about this job?

  None at all, although every cron is sending me reports.

  First, I tell my custom script (with environment set by PATH=) to call
  portsnap fetch && portsnap update, but he is unable to fetch anything
  at all, therefore I started to use portsnap cron and I hoped to be
  able to fetch it.

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