cron mail problem solved
d.forsyth at ru.ac.za
Mon Jun 15 09:11:18 UTC 2009
Why do I become so clever AFTER asking for help?
Anyhow, I have solved the cron not sending email problem.
The cron log file contains lines like this
NSSWITCH(nss_method_lookup): nis, group_compat, setgrent, not found
which when searched for produces the page at
So I have edited my /etc/nsswitch.conf to have
(instead of 'compat')
and now it works again.
I guess I must have installed that file in the upgrade during my
glazed mergemaster phase of 'esc i enter' to install all those files
whose only difference is the $Id$ tag (why do they bother?)
DA Fo rsyth Network Supervisor
Principal Technical Officer -- Institute for Water Research
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