cron stops silently

Dean Strik dean at
Fri May 27 07:04:44 PDT 2005

Phil Brennan wrote:
> From: Phil Brennan <phil.brennan at>
> Date: May 27, 2005 1:30 PM
> Subject: Re: cron stops silently
> To: Dean Strik <dean at>
> On 5/27/05, Dean Strik <dean at> wrote:
> > Phil Brennan wrote:
> > > Since updating our server to 5.4-STABLE, I've noticed a very strange
> > > problem with cron. [..]
> > I just filed PR 81555 about this. For me, it appears that cron(8) exits
> > after a SIGPIPE when an LDAP-user does a crontab -e. Are you also using
> > LDAP here? See also the PR (hasn't appeared on the website when I type
> > this btw).
> >
> >
> aha, I had a faint suspicion that was it.
> Yes, I'm using ldap, and I've just managed to reproduce the problem.
> I'm wondering if this has anything to do with nss_ldap, I haven't
> rebuilt it since moving from 5.2.1-Release to 5-STABLE.
> Did you do a fresh install or an upgrade?

In my case, it was an upgrade from RELENG_5_3 (original install) to

Dean C. Strik             Eindhoven University of Technology
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