Package: anacron
Version: 2.3-23
Severity: important

Installing the anacron package does not install /etc/cron.d/anacron
resulting in anacron only running at boot.

>From what I can see in the source package, debian/cron.d is present, but
I think it needs to be named anacron.cron.d for it to be installed by

I noticed that LogWatch would run when I rebooted my Jessie desktop
machine, but never otherwise (the machine hardly ever gets rebooted).

Manually creating /etc/cron.d/anacron by copying debian/cron.d results
in the expected behaviour of running the cron.daily scripts every day.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.6
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-686-pae (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages anacron depends on:
ii  debianutils          4.4+b1
ii  init-system-helpers  1.22
ii  libc6                2.19-18+deb8u6
ii  lsb-base             4.1+Debian13+nmu1

Versions of packages anacron recommends:
ii  cron [cron-daemon]           3.0pl1-127+deb8u1
ii  rsyslog [system-log-daemon]  8.4.2-1+deb8u2

Versions of packages anacron suggests:
ii  exim4-daemon-light [mail-transport-agent]  4.84.2-2+deb8u1
ii  powermgmt-base                             1.31+nmu1

-- no debconf information

Reply via email to