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and subject line Bug#783665: fixed in cron 3.0pl1-129
has caused the Debian Bug report #783665,
regarding cron does not execute some non-root cron.d jobs when started before 
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Package: cron
Version: 3.0pl1-127
Severity: important

Dear Maintainer,

I have a file in /etc/cron.d that runs jobs as a user that is not in
/etc/passwd, but is in my NIS passwd database.   When I reboot the system the
job never runs, and there is no error message in the logs.  Other jobs in
/etc/cron.d that have entries in /etc/passwd work fine.   If I stop and start
cron using systemctl the job with the user that is not in /etc/passwd but is in
the NIS passwd database runs as scheduled.

I believe this is a problem with the start up order for cron.  On my system
cron is starting up before ypbind.   I think it should be starting up
afterwards.   I am not enough of an expert in systemd to figure out how to
set up dependencies for cron to fix this.

-- Package-specific info:
not set

--- /usr/bin/editor:

--- /usr/bin/crontab:
-rwxr-sr-x 1 root crontab 36008 Oct 25  2014 /usr/bin/crontab

--- /var/spool/cron:
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 48 Aug 29  2007 /var/spool/cron

--- /var/spool/cron/crontabs:
drwx-wx--T 2 root crontab 29 Apr 28 13:54 /var/spool/cron/crontabs

--- /etc/cron.d:
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 105 Apr 26 14:51 /etc/cron.d

--- /etc/cron.daily:
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Apr 28 11:39 /etc/cron.daily

--- /etc/cron.hourly:
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 25 Apr 26 12:47 /etc/cron.hourly

--- /etc/cron.monthly:
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 84 Apr 26 14:35 /etc/cron.monthly

--- /etc/cron.weekly:
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 90 Apr 26 14:35 /etc/cron.weekly

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.0
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.0.0 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968) (ignored: LC_ALL set to C)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages cron depends on:
ii  adduser              3.113+nmu3
ii  debianutils          4.4+b1
ii  dpkg                 1.17.25
ii  init-system-helpers  1.22
ii  libc6                2.19-18
ii  libpam-runtime       1.1.8-3.1
ii  libpam0g             1.1.8-3.1
ii  libselinux1          2.3-2
ii  lsb-base             4.1+Debian13+nmu1

Versions of packages cron recommends:
ii  sendmail-bin [mail-transport-agent]  8.14.4-8

Versions of packages cron suggests:
ii  anacron        2.3-23
pn  checksecurity  <none>
ii  logrotate      3.8.7-1+b1

Versions of packages cron is related to:
pn  libnss-ldap   <none>
pn  libnss-ldapd  <none>
pn  libpam-ldap   <none>
pn  libpam-mount  <none>
ii  nis           3.17-33
ii  nscd          2.19-18

-- no debconf information

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Source: cron
Source-Version: 3.0pl1-129

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
cron, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña <> (supplier of updated cron 

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Format: 1.8
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2018 22:38:06 +0100
Source: cron
Binary: cron
Architecture: source i386
Version: 3.0pl1-129
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: medium
Maintainer: Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña <>
Changed-By: Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña <>
 cron       - process scheduling daemon
Closes: 767016 783665 801384 819832 864466
 cron (3.0pl1-129) unstable; urgency=medium
   * Acknowledge NMU
   * debian/cron.init, debian/cron.service: Make sure cron is started last and
     stopped first, with patch provided by Harald Dunke
     (Closes: #767016, #801384, #783665) (LP: #1593317)
   * crontab.1: Document limitation due to account renaming as described in
     Ubuntu's bug 73398
   * crontab.5: Document the need to set the DISPLAY environment when running
     scheduled tasks that interact with the user's desktop environment
     (LP: #891869)
   * cron.8: Fix typo (Closes: 819832)
   * debian/control: Replace dh-systemd dependency with debhelper (lintian fix)
   * debian/README.Debian: Update maintainer address
   [ Christian Kastner ]
   * debian/postinst: Fix for CVE-2017-9525: group crontab to root escalation 
via postinst
   as described by Alexander Peslyak (Solar Designer) in
   (Closes: 864466)
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