[Mailman-Users] Cron command?

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Apr 21 18:47:12 CEST 2015

On 04/21/2015 09:32 AM, Lindsay Haisley wrote:
> On Tue, 2015-04-21 at 18:46 +0300, Danil Smirnov wrote:
>> # This file is copied to /etc/cron.d/mailman from
>> # /usr/lib/mailman/cron/crontab.in when the mailman service is started via its
>> # init.d script and the file /etc/cron.d/mailman is removed when the
>> # service is stopped.  Therefore any edits made directly to
>> # /etc/cron.d/mailman will be lost anytime the mailman service
>> # restarts.
> I think this needs to be revisited.  I don't believe Mailman does this
> anymore.  Mark, does a bug need to be filed on this?

This is a packager thing (RHEL/CentOS ?). Mailman as distributed by the
GNU Mailman project does not do this (never did). Our docs are
<http://www.list.org/mailman-install/node41.html> and recommend
installing our crontab as a user crontab with the crontab command.

> The bottom line is that it's best, as always, to install a component
> such as a crontab using the supplied tools rather trying to second-guess
> the tool set and copying files directly.


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