[ELDK] crond not working

Germano Barreiro germano.barreiro at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 23:28:32 CET 2010

I checked if the daemon was running through a ps ax | grep cron
command. Also tried to execute it by hand with the option -n plus some
-x options.
On the other side, the script it was trying to execute has execution
permissions and, of course, I can execute it manually.
Assuming that the crond can do its job, it is really weird what is happening.

On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 4:44 PM, Wolfgang Denk <wd at denx.de> wrote:
> Dear Germano Barreiro,
> In message <681741761002250756h11d277d3o103c68b7bf32b00b at mail.gmail.com> you wrote:
>> Crond is not working in my ELDK ARM based embedded installation, and I
>> cant figure out why.
> The reason is most probably that crond is not unning at all - at least
> in the default configuration (i. e. as ELDK installs it) it is not
> enabled.
> Try running the command "service crond status" - I bet it says "crond
> is stopped".
> You can use the command "chkconfig crond on" to enable crond in the
> init scripts, so it gets automatically started when the system boots,
> and you can use the command "service crond start" to start it in the
> running system (i. e. without need to reboot or change runlevels).
> Best regards,
> Wolfgang Denk
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