On Thu, Sep 03, 2009 at 01:43:15PM +0100, Matthew Seaman wrote: > stan wrote: > > On Thu, Sep 03, 2009 at 07:48:57AM -0400, stan wrote: > >> I have inherited a system that uses Cricket on FreeBSD to do some data > >> collection. I have set this up myself in the distnat past, but this time I > >> asked a contractor to set it up. I no longer have access to this > >> contractor, and the toher day, we shut down the system this was running on, > >> and when we rebooted the system, cricket id not resume collecting data. > >> > >> I don't see anyhting in /usr/local/etc/rc.d to start it up, nor do I see > >> anything in /etc/crontag. I don't seen any processes owned by cricket > >> running. > >> > >> In FreeBSD, how is this process noramally invoked? > > > > Sorry to reply to my own message, but I have more data. I did find > > > > -rw------- 1 root wheel 288 Jan 12 2009 /var/cron/tabs/cricke > > > > Which is, I am failry certain, what is _intended_ to invoke the cricket > > process. However, acording to the cricket logs, the last time I have an > > entry is Aug 29th, which was when the machine was shut down. So, I decided > > to try running this command by hand. Now, to do so I need to be the cricket > > user, so I tried to su - cricket. I was told that this user was not > > avaialble. Looking in /etc/passwd. I found that this users shell was listed > > as /usr/sbin/nologin. I edited /etc/paswd to change this to /nin/sh, but I > > still get the smae error message when I try to su to that user. > > > > What do I need to change to be able to su to this suer, and might this be > > the reason tha it's crontab entry is notbeing run? > > Try: > > # su -m cricket > > although the best way to examine and/or modify that user's crontab > is: > > # crontab -e -u cricket >
OK, I was able to execute the cricket collector caoomand bu using the su - format, and it ran corectly. Cany anyone sugest what to check to see why cron is not executing this command? I see no evidence of it's running in either the cricket logs' or cron's logs. Thanks. -- One of the main causes of the fall of the roman empire was that, lacking zero, they had no way to indicate successful termination of their C programs. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"