On 12/10/2014 12:05 PM, Lennart Poettering wrote:
No. At least on Fedora we only have a limited number of system cron jobs,
Right less then 45 ( out of 100 in total ) that might have been applicable for migration
and I'd rather see those converted natively, rather than maintaining a compatibility generator for a longer time
Right arguably upstream should never carry generators of anykind ( and at one point we will need to drop the legacy sysv initscript compatibility otherwise those legacy initscripts will never get migrated and their daemon be fixed either if applicable ) and beside the limitation that timer units suffer from, cron generators can create quite the surprise for administrators, especially on batch servers.
That said out of necessity ( It's easier to write a generator rather then go through the leg work and bureaucracy of dealing with distribution processes ) there has already been written by Dwayne Bent, Konstantin Stepanov, Daniel Schaal and Alexandre Detiste an "systemd-crontab" which includes crontab generator which can be found here 
But I urge distribution integrators to go the extra mile and rather migrate existing cron jobs for components that already depend on systemd and or are part of the core/base OS and might thus benefit from that migration.
I would have migrating all the relevant cron jobs in Fedora but I had enough due to certain corporate attitude towards the project, certain part of their employees and their behaviour and as a result of that in the end things turned out differently than I had planned or anticipated.
That work would have most likely covered everything that should have been migrated in Mageia,OpenSuse and Arch ( Debian is of a different Scale ) but you know shit happens and things go unfixed as an result of that.
JBG 1. https://github.com/kstep/systemd-crontab-generator 2. https://github.com/systemd-cron/systemd-cron _______________________________________________ systemd-devel mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/systemd-devel