Sorry, Your mail was cougth in my junk box. On Mon, Oct 13, 2003 at 11:43:47AM +0200, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > Alex de Kruijff writes: > > >On Fri, Oct 10, 2003 at 01:29:40PM +0200, Patrick O'Reilly wrote: > >>The strange part is that on some of the servers the script works just > >>fine, and on others it runs, and emails me what looks like a job well > >>done, but the distfile has NOT been fetched. When I then go to do the > >>actual upgrade, the distfile must first be fetched by portupgrade before > >>it proceeds to build. > > > >There could be any number of problems that may be the cause of this. I > >realy can't see that from here. What you need to do is to do a check on > >every machine that doesn't work. I find it best to go from where the > >process begins and go all the way down to portupgrade. Try to find where > >it goes wrong. It could be that the crontab is wrong or that portupgrade > >isn't installed. > > > > Alex, > > thanks for your response. > > I've tried what you say before I sent the email. What confuses me is that > the script runs fine if I log in and run it at the CLI. And it definitely > runs from cron, because I get the email I am expecting, which is the output > that would normally go to the terminal. >
You will have to add lines that print output to see where it goes wrong. > So, the crontab is evidently active, and portupgrade is correctly installed > and configured. The problem lies in beneith. > But the actual fetch of the file simply does not happen if it is run from > cron... Yet, on other servers it all works fine... > > ?!?!?!? > > Still confused. > Patrick. Its posible that you didn't write all calls to there full path. On the shell you can type portrupgrade to start it. But from cron you have to write /usr/local/sbin/portupgrade. -- Alex My homepage (dutch) - http://www.kruijff.org/alex/ _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"