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Re: Logwatch question



From: "Kevin Passey" <kev kdpsoftware1 demon co uk>

> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "D u n c a n" <drack mweb co zw>
> To: "Kevin Passey" <kev kdpsoftware1 demon co uk>; "General Red Hat Linux
> discussion list" <redhat-list redhat com>
> Sent: Monday, January 10, 2005 5:37 AM
> Subject: Re: Logwatch question
>
>
> > Your silence means you finally used google .
> > Congrats
> >
> > Dunccs
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Kevin Passey" <kev kdpsoftware1 demon co uk>
> > To: "Redhat-List (E-mail)" <redhat-list redhat com>
> > Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 11:36 AM
> > Subject: Logwatch question
> >
> >
> > Hi ,
> >
> > Simple one I hope.
> >
> > What does this mean on the logwatch report produced from my RHEL3 box.
> >
> > Thanks in advance.
> >
> > Kevin
> > --------------------- Cron Begin ------------------------ 
> >
> > **Unmatched Entries**
> >
> > ORPHAN (no passwd entry)
> >
> > ORPHAN (no passwd entry)
> >
> > ORPHAN (no passwd entry)
> >
> > ORPHAN (no passwd entry)
> >
> > ORPHAN (no passwd entry)
> >
> > ORPHAN (no passwd entry)
> >
> > ORPHAN (no passwd entry)
> >
> > ORPHAN (no passwd entry)
> >
> > ORPHAN (no passwd entry)
> >
> > ORPHAN (no passwd entry)
> >
> > ORPHAN (no passwd entry)
> >
> > ORPHAN (no passwd entry)
> >
> > ---------------------- Cron End ------------------------- 
> > -- 
> No - it means I've not been at work !!!
>
> Anyway you are right - I googled it and got this:
>
> ============================================
> Yes it is an error.
> You seem to be trying to create a crontab for a user that does not exist
in
> the passwd file. "crontab -e" tries to create a crontab for the logged in
> user. Look in /var/spool/cron to see what users have crontabs, as well as
> checking those with /etc/passwd for validity.
>
> Cron expects each user who has an *individual* crontab file to be in
> /etc/passwd. If your user does not have an account on the local machine
this
> may happen.
>
> "crontab -e" edits or creates a crontab file for the current user and if
> that user does not have a local account it fails. It also fails if users
are
> not permitted to create crontab entries but AFAIK with a different
message.
> =============================================
> So when I look in /var/spool/cron I have :>>amanda  tmp.1868  tmp.1915 - I
> expect amanda to be there - next question - what are the tmp files - they
> are empty when look in them. Can I delete them?
>
> Thanks D u n c a n for your help and courtious guidance.
>
> Kevin
>

i am sure we have all passed thru windows
tmp is short for temporary files and basically are dynamic files ,so it will
not be suprising to find them empty
Somebody pliz concur

Dunccs




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