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Re: use fcron as default scheduler in Fedora?

Les Mikesell wrote:
Enrico Scholz wrote:
Jesse Keating <jkeating redhat com> writes:

Because this kind of dependencies (features which do not belong to
package's core functionality) are always bad.  Cron can be used
completely without any kind of editor; e.g. when jobs are installed
by cfengine.
It works just fine until you try to use the functionality that looks up
$EDITOR, finds none and tries to fall back to vi, and doesn't find it
and crashes.

Crashing is a bug; a message that $EDITOR should be set and/or 'vi' be
installed a proper behavior.

Doesn't ubunutu have a scheme where trying to execute a missing program suggests the package you need to install to get it? That's even better behavior.

That only works in a shell. Not in all programs. However this has been implemented already in PackageKit and the patches send upstream so everybody can take advantage of it.



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