Fedora Core 5 Update: anacron-2.3-38.FC5

Jason Vas Dias jvdias at redhat.com
Wed May 3 18:59:12 UTC 2006

Fedora Update Notification

Product     : Fedora Core 5
Name        : anacron
Version     : 2.3                      
Release     : 38.FC5                  
Summary     : A cron-like program that can run jobs lost during downtime.
Description :
Anacron (like `anac(h)ronistic') is a periodic command scheduler.  It
executes commands at intervals specified in days.  Unlike cron, it
does not assume that the system is running continuously.  It can
therefore be used to control the execution of daily, weekly and
monthly jobs (or anything with a period of n days), on systems that
don't run 24 hours a day.  When installed and configured properly,
Anacron will make sure that the commands are run at the specified
intervals as closely as machine-uptime permits.

This package is pre-configured to execute the daily jobs of the Red
Hat Linux system. You should install this program if your system isn't
powered on 24 hours a day to make sure the maintenance jobs of other
Red Hat Linux packages are executed each day.


* Thu Apr 13 2006 Jason Vas Dias <jvdias at redhat.com> - 2.3-38.1
- fix bug 188403: anacron SysVinit locking:
  Since anacron just exits when it has no more work to do, the
  initscript cannot do normal /var/lock/subsys/anacron lock file
  creation, else messages such as 'anacron dead but subsys locked'
  will appear when changing init levels. 

  Now, the anacron process itself creates its own 
  /var/lock/subsys/anacron SysVinit lock file and
  /var/run/anacron.pid pid file to co-operate more
  gracefully with the initscript system.

This update can be downloaded from:

b11693aa31edabffc59f78a2190ef85c7cec46a6  SRPMS/anacron-2.3-38.FC5.src.rpm
9f5e95825893e8a761aae00c60cdd18583cc8568  ppc/anacron-2.3-38.FC5.ppc.rpm
fe1c64dabdd6057ad6b3018e65ad1bb4b34551a8  ppc/debug/anacron-debuginfo-2.3-38.FC5.ppc.rpm
7d8401df8099f7d666b6301f05f3a87db9d7f0f7  x86_64/anacron-2.3-38.FC5.x86_64.rpm
c109dc74a89808e1a1aa8b6ff1915dc363db92a2  x86_64/debug/anacron-debuginfo-2.3-38.FC5.x86_64.rpm
fda89daeaeb6dc6b4a70c16e9ff8b48bee6feaf1  i386/anacron-2.3-38.FC5.i386.rpm
e5e1d6a8c14ac437dd457674cfb274fc4952a126  i386/debug/anacron-debuginfo-2.3-38.FC5.i386.rpm

This update can be installed with the 'yum' update program.  Use 'yum update
package-name' at the command line.  For more information, refer to 'Managing
Software with yum,' available at http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/yum/.

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