[Dev] [PATCH] pacman-4.2.1-2.parabola2: convert cron job to systemd timer

André Silva emulatorman at riseup.net
Wed Jul 29 17:41:08 GMT 2015

On 07/29/2015 01:03 PM, fauno wrote:
> Daniel Milewski <niitotantei at riseup.net> writes:
>> cronie dependency introduced with pacman-4.2.1-2.parabola1 makes it
>> impossible to use other cron implementations. This week I saw a user on
>> #parabola which couldn't update his system because cronie conflicts
>> with cron. Instead of imposing a specific cron implementation I think
>> it'd be better to use a systemd timer. Timers are already used by other
>> packages like logrotate and man-db.
> pacman should depend on "cron" rather than just "cronie"... or it could
> be an optional dependency (you have to enable the crond for it to work
> no?)
> where does the output of the timers go?
> +1 to the timer and leave cron as optional dependency, i think there's
> people that won't use timers but keep using cron.


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