After building a new FreeBSD5.4 system, I have done something bad to it.
When cron runs jobs in /etc/crontab as operator, it seems as if that 6TH field in /etc/crontab is being interpreted as a command rather than the user ID it is supposed to run under. I keep getting messages like: From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] (Cron Daemon) Subject: Cron <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> root newsyslog root: not found Comparing this system with another properly-functioning 5.4 system has, as of yet, shown nothing unusual. If I become root and manually run the job in question, it runs without a complaint. The crontab file on the problem system is an exact copy of the crontab file on the working system. Both crons appear to be running with the same flags as in 465 ?? Ss 3:24.39 /usr/sbin/cron -s Any suggestions as to what I should look at next? Both systems' crons are showing the same environments if I make them run the env command. Many thanks. Martin McCormick WB5AGZ Stillwater, OK Systems Engineer OSU Information Technology Department Network Operations Group _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"