Periodic scripts running twice

RW fbsd06 at
Mon Aug 4 21:12:49 UTC 2008

On Mon, 04 Aug 2008 13:21:36 -0500
CyberLeo Kitsana <cyberleo at> wrote:

> Hi!
> For a while, I've noticed odd behavior with periodic scripts
> installed by certain ports (portaudit) as well as ones I've penned
> myself (corescan), in that they appear to be run twice in succession
> every time.
> Base system scripts, and some add-on scripts (freshclam) are run only 
> once, even in the same periodic batch.
> Is there some end state the script is expected to be in to signal 
> periodic of a successful run?
> (Incl: Sample email, weekly.txt)
> Thanks!

Is this a long-standing problem? It sounds like you
didn't fully complete the UPDATING instruction for the 20070519 xorg
update, and /usr/local/etc/periodic is being access both directly
and via the /usr/X11R6 symlink.

Try adding local_periodic="/usr/local/etc/periodic"
to /etc/periodic.conf

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