Fedora Core 3 Update: vixie-cron-4.1-24_FC3
Posted on: 02/25/2005 02:47 PM

A vixie-cron update is available for Fedora Core 3

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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2005-174
2005-02-25
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Product : Fedora Core 3
Name : vixie-cron
Version : 4.1
Release : 24_FC3
Summary : The Vixie cron daemon for executing specified programs at set times.
Description :
The vixie-cron package contains the Vixie version of cron. Cron is a
standard UNIX daemon that runs specified programs at scheduled times.
Vixie cron adds better security and more powerful configuration
options to the standard version of cron.

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* Fri Feb 25 2005 Jason Vas Dias lt;jvdias@redhat.comgt; - 4.1-24_FC3

- Add an /etc/sysconfig/crond file for containing CRONDARGS and
- settings like CRON_VALIDATE_MAILRCPTS .

* Fri Feb 25 2005 Jason Vas Dias lt;jvdias@redhat.comgt; - 4.1-24_FC3

- Fix bug 147636 - disable silly mail recipient name checking
- (do_command.c's safe_p()) by default . Can be enabled by
- presence of CRON_VALIDATE_MAILRCPTS variable in crond's
- environment - also '_'s in MAILTOs are allowed.

* Tue Jan 25 2005 Jason Vas Dias lt;jvdias@redhat.comgt; - 4.1-21_FC3

- Fix bug 146073 - allow the 'pam_access' module to be used with
- cron - set 'PAM_TTY' item to 'cron' .

* Mon Dec 20 2004 Jason Vas Dias lt;jvdias@redhat.comgt; - 4.1-20_FC3

- fix bug 142953 : allow read-only crontabs + provide -p
- 'permit all crontabs' option to disable mode checking.
- bug 135845 fix required 'ch' to be initialized in crontab.c line 322
- (bug 141760)

* Mon Dec 20 2004 Jason Vas Dias lt;jvdias@redhat.comgt; - 4.1-20_FC3

- fixed all uninitialized variable warnings

* Fri Oct 15 2004 Jason Vas Dias lt;jvdias@redhat.comgt; - 4.1-19

- crontab -e should only strip NHEADER_LINES comments
- (NHEADER_LINES==0), not at least one header comment line.
- (bug 135845)

* Sat Oct 9 2004 Florian La Roche lt;laroche@redhat.comgt; - 4.1-18

- no need to make user installed crontabs readable

* Thu Sep 30 2004 Jason Vas Dias lt;jvdias@redhat.comgt; - 4.1-17

- Users not allowed to use 'crontab mycrontab', while
- 'crontab lt; mycrontab' allowed; this is because misc.c's
- swap_uids_back() was not using save_euid / save_egid .
- Thanks to Mads Martin Joergensen lt;mmj@suse.degt; for pointing this out.

* Wed Sep 29 2004 Jason Vas Dias lt;jvdias@redhat.comgt; - 4.1-16

- Just found out in testing that if neither /etc/cron.{deny,allow}
- exist, root is unable to use crontab - I'm sure root could before,
- but is in any case meant to be able to. Allowing root to use crontab.

* Wed Sep 29 2004 Jason Vas Dias lt;jvdias@redhat.comgt; - 4.1-14

- Fix for bug 130102 got dropped somehow from latest CVS.
- This is now restored - in %post, if neither /etc/cron.{deny,allow}
- exist, touch /etc/cron.deny, to allow all users to use crontab,
- as was previous default vixie-cron behaviour.

* Fri Sep 17 2004 Jason Vas Dias lt;jvdias@redhat.comgt; - 4.1-12

- Merged Dan's patch with vixie-cron-4.1-11 which was not
- latest version according to new CVS ?!?!

* Fri Sep 17 2004 Dan Walsh lt;dwalsh@redhat.comgt; - 4.1-12

- Updated SELinux patch to use checkPasswdAccess

* Tue Aug 31 2004 Jason Vas Dias lt;jvdias@redhat.comgt; - 4.1-11

- Fixed SIGSEGV in free_user when !is_selinux_enabled() and crontab
- has no valid jobs (bug 131390).

* Wed Aug 18 2004 Jason Vas Dias lt;jvdias@redhat.comgt; - 4.1.10

- Fixed bug 130102: Restored default behaviour if neither
- /etc/cron.deny nor /etc/cron.allow exist - 'touch /etc/cron.deny'
- in %post

* Wed Aug 11 2004 Jason Vas Dias lt;jvdias@redhat.comgt; - 4.1.9

- Removed 0600 mode enforcement as per Florian La Roche's request

* Tue Aug 10 2004 Jason Vas Dias lt;jvdias@redhat.comgt; - 4.1.8

- Allowed editors such as 'gedit' which do not modify original
- file, but which rename(2) a temp file to original, to be used
- by crontab -e (bug 129170).

* Tue Aug 10 2004 Jason Vas Dias lt;jvdias@redhat.comgt; - 4.1.8

- Added '-i' option to crontab to prompt the user before deleting
- crontab with '-r'.

* Tue Aug 10 2004 Jason Vas Dias lt;jvdias@redhat.comgt; - 4.1.8

- Added documentation for '@' nicknames to crontab.5
- (bugs 107542, 89899). Also removed 'second when' (bug 59802).

* Sun Aug 1 2004 Jason Vas Dias lt;jvdias@redhat.comgt; - 4.1.7

- fixed bug 128924: 'cron' log facility not being used

* Fri Jul 30 2004 Jason Vas Dias lt;jvdias@redhat.comgt; - 4.1.6

- Added PAM 'auth sufficient pam_rootok.so' to /etc/pam.d/crond
- (fixes bug 128843) - on dwalsh's advice.

* Thu Jul 29 2004 Jason Vas Dias lt;jvdias@redhat.comgt; - 4.1-5

- Added Buildrequires: pam-devel

* Wed Jul 28 2004 Dan Walsh lt;dwalsh@redhat.comgt; - 4.1-4

- Fix crontab to do SELinux checkaccess

* Wed Jul 28 2004 Jason Vas Dias lt;jvdias@redhat.comgt; - 4.1-3

- Fixed bug 128701: cron fails to parse user 6th field in
- system crontabs (patch15)

* Tue Jul 27 2004 Jason Vas Dias lt;jvdias@redhat.comgt; - 4.1-2

- Changed 'Requires' dependency from 'pam-devel' to 'pam'.

* Mon Jul 26 2004 Jason Vas Dias lt;jvdias@redhat.comgt; - 4.1-1

- Added PAM access control support.

* Thu Jul 22 2004 Jason Vas Dias lt;jvdias@redhat.comgt; - 4.1-1

- Changed post-install to change mode of existing crontabs to
- 0600 to allow run by new ISC cron 4.1

* Thu Jul 22 2004 Jason Vas Dias lt;jvdias@redhat.comgt; - 4.1-1

- Upgraded to ISC cron 4.1

* Thu Jul 1 2004 Jens Petersen lt;petersen@redhat.comgt; - 3.0.1-94

- add vixie-cron-3.0.1-cron-descriptors-125110.patch to close std descriptors
when forking (Bernd Schmidt, 121280)
- add vixie-cron-3.0.1-no-crontab-header-89809.patch to not prepend header to
crontab files (Damian Menscher, 103899)
- fix use of RETVAL in init.d script (Enrico Scholz, 97784)
- add safer malloc call to vixie-cron-3.0.1-sprintf.patch
- add cron-3.0.1-crontab-syntax-error-114386.patch to fix looping on crontab
syntax error (Miloslav Trmac, 89937)

* Fri Jun 25 2004 Dan Walsh lt;dwalsh@redhat.comgt; - 3.0.1-93

- Add fixes from NSA

* Tue Jun 22 2004 Dan Walsh lt;dwalsh@redhat.comgt; - 3.0.1-92

- Add fixes from NSA

* Tue Jun 15 2004 Dan Walsh lt;dwalsh@redhat.comgt; - 3.0.1-91

- Change patch to check SElinux properly, go back to using fname instead of uname

* Tue Jun 15 2004 Elliot Lee lt;sopwith@redhat.comgt;

- rebuilt

* Fri Jun 4 2004 Dan Walsh lt;dwalsh@redhat.comgt; - 3.0.1-89

- Fix patch

* Fri Jun 4 2004 Dan Walsh lt;dwalsh@redhat.comgt; - 3.0.1-88

- Add patch to allow it to run in permissive mode.

* Fri Feb 13 2004 Elliot Lee lt;sopwith@redhat.comgt;

- rebuilt

* Wed Feb 4 2004 Dan Walsh lt;dwalsh@redhat.comgt; - 3.0.1-86

- Add security_getenforce check.

* Mon Jan 26 2004 Dan Walsh lt;dwalsh@redhat.comgt; - 3.0.1-85

- Fix call to is_selinux_enabled()

* Mon Dec 8 2003 Dan Walsh lt;dwalsh@redhat.comgt; - 3.0.1-84

- change daemon flag to 1

* Wed Dec 3 2003 Dan Walsh lt;dwalsh@redhat.comgt; - 3.0.1-83

- Add daemon to make sure child is clean

* Fri Nov 7 2003 Jens Petersen lt;petersen@redhat.comgt; - 3.0.1-82

- add vixie-cron-3.0.1-pie.patch to build crond as pie (#108414)
[Ulrich Drepper]
- require libselinux and buildrequire libselinux-devel

* Thu Oct 30 2003 Dan Walsh lt;dwalsh@redhat.comgt; - 3.0.1-81.sel

- turn on selinux

* Tue Sep 30 2003 Jens Petersen lt;petersen@redhat.comgt; - 3.0.1-80

- add vixie-cron-3.0.1-vfork-105616.patch to use fork instead of vfork
(#105616) [report and patch from ian@caliban.org]
- update vixie-cron-3.0.1-redhat.patch not to change DESTMAN redundantly
(it is overrriden in the spec file anyway)

* Fri Sep 5 2003 Dan Walsh lt;dwalsh@redhat.comgt; - 3.0.1-79

- turn off selinux

* Fri Sep 5 2003 Dan Walsh lt;dwalsh@redhat.comgt; - 3.0.1-78.sel

- turn on selinux

* Tue Jul 29 2003 Dan Walsh lt;dwalsh@redhat.comgt; - 3.0.1-77

- Patch to run on SELinux

* Wed Jun 4 2003 Elliot Lee lt;sopwith@redhat.comgt;

- rebuilt

* Wed Mar 19 2003 Jens Petersen lt;petersen@redhat.comgt; - 3.0.1-75

- add vixie-cron-3.0.1-root_-u-85879.patch from Valdis Kletnieks to allow
root to run "crontab -u lt;usergt;" even for users that aren't allowed to

* Wed Feb 19 2003 Jens Petersen lt;petersen@redhat.comgt; - 3.0.1-74

- fix preun script typo (#75137) [reported by Peter Bieringer]

* Tue Feb 11 2003 Bill Nottingham lt;notting@redhat.comgt; 3.0.1-73

- don't set SIGCHLD to SIG_IGN and then try and wait... (#84046)

* Fri Feb 7 2003 Nalin Dahyabhai lt;nalin@redhat.comgt; 3.0.1-72

- adjust cron.d patch so that it ignores file with names that begin with '#'
or end with '~', '.rpmorig', '.rpmsave', or '.rpmnew'
- merge hunk of buffer overflow patch into the cron.d patch

* Wed Jan 22 2003 Tim Powers lt;timp@redhat.comgt;

- rebuilt

* Wed Dec 11 2002 Tim Powers lt;timp@redhat.comgt; 3.0.1-70

- rebuild on all arches

* Sat Jul 20 2002 Akira TAGOH lt;tagoh@redhat.comgt; 3.0.1-69

- vixie-cron-3.0.1-nonstrip.patch: applied to fix the stripped binary issue.

* Fri Jun 21 2002 Tim Powers lt;timp@redhat.comgt;

- automated rebuild

* Mon Jun 10 2002 Bill Huang lt;bhuang@redhat.comgt;

- Fix preun bugs.(#55340)
- Fix fprintf bugs.(#65209)

* Thu May 23 2002 Tim Powers lt;timp@redhat.comgt;

- automated rebuild

* Mon Apr 15 2002 Bill Huang lt;bhuang@redhat.comgt;

- Fixed #62963.

* Thu Apr 4 2002 James McDermott lt;jmcdermo@redhat.comgt;

- Alter behavior of crontab to take stdin as the default
behavior if no options are specified.

* Sun Jun 24 2001 Elliot Lee lt;sopwith@redhat.comgt;

- Bump release + rebuild.

* Thu Mar 8 2001 Bill Nottingham lt;notting@redhat.comgt;

- add patch from Alan Eldridge lt;alane@geeksrus.netgt; to
fix double execution of jobs (#29868)

* Sun Feb 11 2001 Bill Nottingham lt;notting@redhat.comgt;

- fix buffer overflow in crontab

* Wed Feb 7 2001 Trond Eivind Glomsrød lt;teg@redhat.comgt;

- fix usage string in initscript (#26533)

* Tue Feb 6 2001 Bill Nottingham lt;notting@redhat.comgt;

- fix build with new glibc (#25931)

* Tue Jan 23 2001 Bill Nottingham lt;notting@redhat.comgt;

- change i18n mechanism

* Fri Jan 19 2001 Bill Nottingham lt;notting@redhat.comgt;

- log as 'crond', not 'CROND' (#19410)
- account for shifts in system clock (#23230, patch from lt;pererik@onedial.segt;)
- i18n-ize initscript

* Thu Aug 24 2000 Than Ngo lt;than@redhat.comgt;

- fix to set startup position correct at update

* Thu Aug 24 2000 Than Ngo lt;than@redhat.comgt;

- add /sbin/service to Prereq
- call /sbin/service instead service
- fix startup position (Bug #13353)

* Mon Aug 7 2000 Bill Nottingham lt;notting@redhat.comgt;

- fix crond logging patch (dan@doom.cmc.msu.ru)
- log via syslog (suggestion from jos@xos.nl)
- put system crontab location in crontab(5) (#14842)

* Fri Jul 28 2000 Bill Nottingham lt;notting@redhat.comgt;

- fix condrestart

* Fri Jul 21 2000 Bill Nottingham lt;notting@redhat.comgt;

- fix reload bug (#14065)

* Fri Jul 14 2000 Bill Nottingham lt;notting@redhat.comgt;

- move initscript back

* Thu Jul 13 2000 Prospector lt;bugzilla@redhat.comgt;

- automatic rebuild

* Thu Jul 6 2000 Bill Nottingham lt;notting@redhat.comgt;

- prereq /etc/init.d

* Mon Jul 3 2000 Bill Nottingham lt;notting@redhat.comgt;

- fix %post; we do condrestart in %postun

* Thu Jun 29 2000 Bill Nottingham lt;notting@redhat.comgt;

- oops, fix init script

* Tue Jun 27 2000 Bill Nottingham lt;notting@redhat.comgt;

- require new initscripts, not prereq

* Mon Jun 26 2000 Bill Nottingham lt;notting@redhat.comgt;

- initscript hacks

* Wed Jun 14 2000 Nalin Dahyabhai lt;nalin@redhat.comgt;

- tweak logrotate config

* Sun Jun 11 2000 Bill Nottingham lt;notting@redhat.comgt;

- rebuild in new env.
- FHS fixes
- don't ship chkconfig links

* Fri Mar 31 2000 Bill Nottingham lt;notting@redhat.comgt;

- fix non-root builds (#10490)

* Sun Mar 26 2000 Florian La Roche lt;Florian.LaRoche@redhat.comgt;

- do not remove log files

* Thu Feb 3 2000 Bill Nottingham lt;notting@redhat.comgt;

- handle compressed man pages

* Fri Sep 10 1999 Bill Nottingham lt;notting@redhat.comgt;

- chkconfig --del in %preun, not %postun

* Wed Aug 25 1999 Bill Nottingham lt;notting@redhat.comgt;

- fix buffer overflow

* Mon Aug 16 1999 Bill Nottingham lt;notting@redhat.comgt;

- initscript munging

* Fri Jul 30 1999 Michael K. Johnson lt;johnsonm@redhat.comgt;

- dayofmonth and month can't be 0

* Thu Jun 3 1999 Jeff Johnson lt;jbj@redhat.comgt;

- in cron.log use "kill -HUP pid" not killall to preserve errors (#2241).

* Wed Apr 14 1999 Michael K. Johnson lt;johnsonm@redhat.comgt;

- add note to man page about DST conversion causing strangeness
- documented cron.d patch

* Tue Apr 13 1999 Michael K. Johnson lt;johnsonm@redhat.comgt;

- improved cron.d patch

* Mon Apr 12 1999 Erik Troan lt;ewt@redhat.comgt;

- added cron.d patch

* Tue Mar 23 1999 Bill Nottingham lt;notting@redhat.comgt;

- logrotate changes

* Tue Mar 23 1999 Preston Brown lt;pbrown@redhat.comgt;

- clean up log files on deinstallation

* Sun Mar 21 1999 Cristian Gafton lt;gafton@redhat.comgt;

- auto rebuild in the new build environment (release 28)

* Wed Dec 30 1998 Cristian Gafton lt;gafton@redhat.comgt;

- build for glibc 2.1

* Wed Jun 10 1998 Prospector System lt;bugs@redhat.comgt;

- translations modified for de

* Wed Jun 10 1998 Jeff Johnson lt;jbj@redhat.comgt;

- reset SIGCHLD before grandchild execle (problem #732)

* Sat May 2 1998 Cristian Gafton lt;gafton@redhat.comgt;

- enhanced initscript

* Mon Apr 27 1998 Prospector System lt;bugs@redhat.comgt;

- translations modified for de, fr, tr

* Thu Dec 11 1997 Cristian Gafton lt;gafton@redhat.comgt;

- added a patch to get rid of the dangerous sprintf() calls
- added BuildRoot and Prereq: /sbin/chkconfig

* Sun Nov 9 1997 Michael K. Johnson lt;johnsonm@redhat.comgt;

- fixed cron/crond dichotomy in init file.

* Wed Oct 29 1997 Donnie Barnes lt;djb@redhat.comgt;

- fixed bad init symlinks

* Thu Oct 23 1997 Erik Troan lt;ewt@redhat.comgt;

- force it to use SIGCHLD instead of defunct SIGCLD

* Mon Oct 20 1997 Erik Troan lt;ewt@redhat.comgt;

- updated for chkconfig
- added status, restart options to init script

* Tue Jun 17 1997 Erik Troan lt;ewt@redhat.comgt;

- built against glibc

* Wed Feb 19 1997 Erik Troan lt;ewt@redhat.comgt;

- Switch conditional from "axp" to "alpha"


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This update can be downloaded from:
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/3/

20695749f2995739c74c3adaf4799b1a SRPMS/vixie-cron-4.1-24_FC3.src.rpm
1814a71884ed104ded1805e154a90ccc x86_64/vixie-cron-4.1-24_FC3.x86_64.rpm
0157c4ce27ff92a64f30e8677d169268 x86_64/debug/vixie-cron-debuginfo-4.1-24_FC3.x86_64.rpm
38cd67b3e1895ba91104ab0f94195d51 i386/vixie-cron-4.1-24_FC3.i386.rpm
cd54187be169967355f36567afea9706 i386/debug/vixie-cron-debuginfo-4.1-24_FC3.i386.rpm

This update can also be installed with the Update Agent; you can
launch the Update Agent with the 'up2date' command.



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