[Mailman-Users] bad cron messages from mailman?

Bill Janssen janssen at parc.com
Thu Nov 11 17:26:44 CET 2010

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:

> The basic problem is you have installed a crontab as user mailman's
> crontab which is designed to be installed as a system crontab in
> /etc/cron.d. The crontab you have installed has a 6th field between
> the five days and times fields and the command which for system
> crontabs is the userid to run under, but for user crontabs is
> interpreted as the command to run.
> Either install the file in (e.g.) /etc/cron.d/mailman or remove the
> 'mailman' entries from between the times and the commands as in
>   27 3 * * * /usr/lib/mailman/cron/nightly_gzip



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