Anacron's pkg-message configuration hints should mention that anacron should be run periodically, not just at boot time. If it's not run periodically, then a system which is up for several days without rebooting will not have its anacron jobs run at all.
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Wow, I still fail at making it appear correctly on the web interface.
This is my final attempt. It's a simple enough patch to decipher,
please apply the following patch:
diff -urN ../releases/anacron-2.3-4-20090822/files/pkg-message.in
--- ../releases/anacron-2.3-4-20090822/files/pkg-message.in 2005-06-16
+++ anacron/files/pkg-message.in 2010-01-21 16:09:33.000000000 +0100
@@ -2,6 +2,8 @@
- Edit %%PREFIX%%/etc/anacrontab
- Deactivate the 'periodic' commands in /etc/crontab
+- Add a call to anacron to /etc/crontab, like
+ 0 0 * * * root %%PREFIX%%/sbin/anacron
- Add anacron_enable="YES" to /etc/rc.conf
- Read anacron(8) and anacrontab(5)
diff -urN ../releases/anacron-2.3-4-20090822/pkg-descr anacron/pkg-descr
--- ../releases/anacron-2.3-4-20090822/pkg-descr 2003-10-04
+++ anacron/pkg-descr 2010-01-28 07:44:47.000000000 +0100
@@ -8,6 +8,6 @@
- A functioning syslog daemon.
- - A functioning /usr/lib/sendmail command. (all MTAs should have that).
+ - A functioning /usr/sbin/sendmail command. (all MTAs should have that).
Maintainer has replied with patch.
stefan 2010-05-21 14:46:56 UTC
FreeBSD ports repository
Improve configuration hints.
Submitted by: Kenyon Ralph <email@example.com>
Patch by: submitter, maintainer
Revision Changes Path
1.2 +2 -0 ports/sysutils/anacron/files/pkg-message.in
1.2 +1 -1 ports/sysutils/anacron/pkg-descr
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