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  •  01 Apr 2002 02:45
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    Release Notes: A new program, fcrondyn, allow dynamic communication with a running fcron process. Some options (-y, -o, -l, volatile, and stdout) have been added to run fcron in scripts, such as a ppp-up script. The documentation has been ported to Docbook, so there's a nice HTML version. There are some bugfixes.

    •  26 Dec 2001 10:59
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      Release Notes: PAM support for fcron and fcrontab was added. Fcron now sends mail if a job had noticenotrun set and could not be run because of a full queue. Fcron now compiles on AIX (but may remain a bit buggy). fcron can now run on system on which root is not uid/gid 0/0. Setting lavg to (0,0,0) no longer adds the line to the lavg queue instead of the serial queue. The vars HOME, USER and SHELL are now correctly assigned.

      •  23 Aug 2001 18:15
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        Release Notes: This is the stable release from the dev series 1.1.x. You are strongly advised to upgrade from 1.0.x, as a major security bug has been fixed. Moreover, 2.0.x brings (among other things) a new save system (a lot more extendable), a new conf file (/etc/fcron.conf) where you can set the path and default values of fcron (to run several fcrons simultaneously on the same system), and a FAQ. Some other changes in fcron's background layout allowed fcron to be ported to Solaris and OpenBSD. Some bugfixes (including an endless loop) and minor new stuff are also included.

        •  10 Jul 2001 17:02
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          Release Notes: A symlink-related security bug was fixed. A configuration file is now used, allowing multiple fcron processes to run concurrently with different configurations. The "-m" option was added to control the number of serial jobs which can be executed simultaneously. The "-n" option was added to create a new spool directory. The command-line syntax of fcrontab has changed, so that you can now specify a user without the "-u" option. It is now possible to put a user name between the time/date fields and the shell command of a fcrontab line (for Vixie cron format compatibility). This is equivalent to runas(user). Support for Solaris and SysV was added, as well as early support for OpenBSD. The installation scripts now use nsswitch.conf to detect if a user or a group exists on the system, thus supporting naming services such as NIS and LDAP. The man page and documentation are now installed by default in $prefix/share/{man|doc}.

          •  06 May 2001 22:18
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            Release Notes: The binary format of the binary fcrontabs has changed: there is now no more need to reinstall the fcrontabs when upgrading fcron (but you need to convert your fcrontabs to the new format once), and this format should allow extensions without losing any information. This version has better management of the errors in load/save fcrontab functions. The documentation is clearer about @-lines. fcrontab has more security tests when running suid root (but, if possible, it should be suid fcron, as this is far more secure). Unwanted fcrontabs are now removed before loading them into memory. Using options first with a &-line may have led to some problems during the first read by fcron (mail sent erroneously if noticenotrun was used, bad set of the first execution's time and date or immediate execution if bootrun was set); this has been fixed. fcron used not to be able to be compiled from any directory because of an absent -I. line option for the compiler (the config.h file was not found); this has been fixed.

            •  15 Apr 2001 21:20
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              Release Notes: Ability to configure and compile from any directory (not only from the source dir), stricter command line syntax, a bugfix to set umask to the value it got at start before running a job, and a fix for a bug that used to make the "truncated" system work incorrectly, causing fcron crash on a too long log message.

              •  10 Mar 2001 16:37
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                Release Notes: The user for whom a job is run is now logged. The installation script is now more explicit about what it is going to do. A boolean value can now also be set by "yes" and "no". Bugfixes: the bootrun option works again, shell variables containing underscores used to be rejected, the installation script previously didn't check if user fcron was in group fcron, in which case fcrontab doesn't work correctly (it cannot, in that case, read the fcrontabs for non-privileged users).

                •  27 Feb 2001 07:56
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                  Release Notes: A user used to be able to read a file owned by root if root runs a "fcrontab -u user -e". fcron has had an option "-s" to control the time between two saves of the fcrontabs on disk added. The installation scripts now support FreeBSD and sh. configure's options prefix and without-sendmail have been fixed. Installing an fcrontab by "fcrontab file" wasn't working correctly with relative paths, but this has also been fixed.

                  •  05 Feb 2001 19:19
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                    Release Notes: This release fixes a security bug found in release 0.9.4, and adds some options ("strict" and "noticenotrun") to get a better control over %-lines. The installation process has also been improved and an option called "nolog" can help to reduce disk access for laptops. There is also no more need to reinstall the fcrontabs after having changed the uids in /etc/passwd.

                    •  01 Jan 2001 09:13
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