Seems the answer is systemd timers and that this is not new to debian 12. I
thought cron was installed by default.

On Sat, Mar 9, 2024 at 9:06 AM Tim Moody <> wrote:

> On my debian 11 VPS cron.service is running and there is an /etc/crontab.
> Same is true on debian 12 machines at home.
> On my debian 12 VPS cron.service is not running and there is no
> /etc/crontab. However /etc/cron.daily, etc. exist and have scripts. In the
> past crontab also controlled daily, etc. Does the cron package need to be
> installed or is there another mechanism?
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