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and subject line Bug#783665: fixed in cron 3.0pl1-130
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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: 3.0pl1-130

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: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 22:00:01 +0100
Source: cron
Binary: cron
Architecture: source i386
Version: 3.0pl1-130
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: medium
Maintainer: Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña <>
Changed-By: Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña <>
 cron       - process scheduling daemon
Closes: 705570 757191 767016 783665 792572 801384 834728 840601 892720 892721 
 cron (3.0pl1-130) unstable; urgency=medium
   * debian/postinst: Do not do check if /var/spool/cron/crontabs if empty
     (Closes: 892720, 892721, 892724)
   * debian/cron.service:
       - Add dependency on in the definition which
         properly fixes the issues when cron is started before centralised user
         repositories are available (e.g. LDAP or Active Directory). This
         should avoid errors in syslog similar to the following:
         "crond[PID]: (CRON) bad username (/etc/cron.d/JOBNAME)"
         (Closes: #767016, #801384, #783665) (LP: #1593317)
       - Also remove Type=idle change added in previous upload, which was not
         the correct fix to apply.
       - Add automatic restart on failure (Closes: #834728)
   * debian/cron.init: Revert previous change - instead of adding $all, add sssd
     to the services that should be started/stopped before/after cron.
   * crontab.5:
      - Add improvements and fixes to manpage provided by Philip Hands
       (Closes: #792572)
      - Document that system wide defaults run from 6 am to 7 am.
       (Closes: #757191)
      - Document how asterisks are processed in dom and dow fields using
        patch provided by Christian Pekeler (Closes: #840601)
        Also see
   * debian/crontab.main, crontab.5: Add documentation comments similarly as to
     how Fedora / Red Hat Enterprise Linux documents (crontab package). This
     comments more descriptive and provides inexperienced users with a better
     understanding of the syntax.  (Closes: #705570)
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