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Anacron turned itself on

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bls24, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. bls24

    bls24 Well-Known Member

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    Last night I got my first email from "Anacron" telling me it executed my daily crons.

    I did not enable this service, how did it appear?


    Cron sent at 6am July 19th:
    From: Cron Daemon
    Subject: Cron <root@myserver> run-parts /etc/cron.daily‏


    Cron sent at 2am July 20th:
    From: Anacron
    Subject: Anacron job 'cron.daily'‏


    The body of both messages is exactly the same.
     
  2. chirpy

    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    I'd guess that an OS update to the anacron package restarted it.

    To stop it on Linux:

    service anacron stop
    chkconfig anacron off
     
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