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Can't Edit/Create Cron Jobs

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jayshah, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. jayshah

    jayshah Registered

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    Hi,

    I do hope someone here can help me, and I appreciate anyone who does try.

    Basically, on my server you cannot do anything with cron jobs, i.e. edit/delete/create etc

    The option is there with all the buttons, and when you try to save it no errors occur, but the cron is never created.

    I have tried
    - Updating cPanel
    - Installing the Cron Addon
    - Rebooting server several times after each attempt

    Please can someone help me sort this out?

    Thanks in advance,

    Jay
     
  2. DaveUsedToWorkHere

    DaveUsedToWorkHere Well-Known Member

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    Any errors in /usr/local/cpanel/logs/error_log when attempting this? What version are you running?
     
  3. jayshah

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    Hi,

    Thanks sooooo much for replying.

    I guess you can see the problem, is it a permission error?

    Version:

    WHM 10.8.0 cPanel 10.9.0-R10737
    Fedora i686 - WHM X v3.1.0

    THANKS!

    Jay
     
  4. DaveUsedToWorkHere

    DaveUsedToWorkHere Well-Known Member

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    It definitely looks like a permissions error but I'm not certain what's wrong off hand. If you Submit a Support Request we should be able to track it down quickly.

    Make sure to post the resolution here if possible so others can benefit. Thanks
     
  5. jayshah

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    Hi,

    Here is the resolution:

    Code:
    chmod 4755 /usr/bin/crontab
    And crons are working perfectly now!

    Thanks cPanel!

    Jay
     
  6. ShirazDindar

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    thanks

    Thanks for posting your fix, Jay.

    I had the exact same problem on a fresh Fedora server with a fresh Cpanel install (from download, not disk image).

    Is this a bug in the Cpanel installer?

    Cheers,

    Shiraz
     
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    Had the same problem on a FC5 install.

    Thank you for posting this.
     
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    Same problem on Fedora 6

    This thread was a lifesaver, thanks.
     
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    I'm having this same problem with a couple of exceptions -- there is nothing in my error logs and chmoding the /usr/bin/crontab file doesn't seem to help.

    I'm running WHM 11.2.0 cPanel 11.6.0-R15062 on REDHAT Enterprise 3 i686 - WHM X v3.1.0

    I transferred these accounts over from another server and all of the cron jobs I created on that server still exist and still seem to run, but they don't show up under Cron Jobs in cpanel and I can't create a new cron job -- even on a brand new account not transferred from the old server.

    Edit -- turns out I was wrong. After trying the chmod fix a second time, everything seems to be working great now.

    -Ryan
     
    #9 visualp, Jul 12, 2007
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