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Bug 289215 - sys-process/vixie-cron won't run jobs for nis users
Summary: sys-process/vixie-cron won't run jobs for nis users
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Deadline: 2019-10-11
Assignee: No maintainer - Look at if you want to take care of it
Keywords: PMASKED
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-10-15 15:57 UTC by Karl Hakimian
Modified: 2019-10-11 15:07 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Karl Hakimian 2009-10-15 15:57:43 UTC
By default vixie-cron starts before ypbind, so any user in nis that has cron jobs will not have the jobs run because they are unknown.

Adding use ypbind to the init.d file should take care of this.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. As an nis user, create a cron job
2. reboot the machine
3. See errors in log file about ORPHAN (no passwd entry)

Actual Results:  
Errors in log about no passwd entry

Expected Results:  
cron jobs should run

Should only need a quick edit to /etc/init.d/vixie-cron to add use ypbind.
Comment 1 Thilo Bangert (RETIRED) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-10-31 22:34:09 UTC
so restarting vixie-cron after ypbind has started fixes this?
Comment 2 Michał Górny archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2019-10-11 15:07:49 UTC
Package removed.