Cannot get Script to Run Via Crontab

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Mon Dec 17 04:27:55 PST 2007

On 2007-12-17 07:19, Robert Huff <roberthuff at> wrote:
>Giorgos Keramidas writes:
>>> The lines from my script that are causing the problem are:
>>>    [...]
>>> The cron message to mail/root ends with:
>>>    exec: ps2pdf12: not found
>>> I am assuming that cron cannot find a path or a config file for
>>> ghostscript, but I don't have any idea how to fix this problem.
>>  Yes.  That's what is happenning.  The default PATH of cron jobs doesn't
>>  include `/usr/local/bin', but you have lots of options:
>>    1) Add it to the crontab file
>>    2) Modify the default path in your Perl script:
> Allow me to recommend the second, as it will not disturb other cron
> programs that may be expecting the default path.

That is a very good point :)

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