[OpenIndiana-discuss] log messages from failed time-slider daemon

James Carlson carlsonj at workingcode.com
Fri Oct 28 12:05:23 UTC 2011

On 10/27/11 18:34, Harry Putnam wrote:
> Note that top line about `crontab'.  Is that the reason for the
> subsequent failures?

It appears to be.

> What is going on that requires crontab to be read? And what might make
> it not open.. permissions?

The script this service runs modifies crontab entries (yecch!).  Not
opening could be due to user modification of the time-slider service
itself, bad permissions somewhere, or a read-only file system.


	ls -ld /var/spool/cron/crontabs
	df /var/spool/cron/crontabs

> Is this the root crontab, or would it be a user crontab?... there is
> so little information in the log output its not really possible to
> figure much from it.

It looks like the root crontab.  Something is definitely strange on your

If you do this:

	pfexec su - root
	crontab -l > /tmp/root.cron
	crontab /tmp/root.cron

what happens?

James Carlson         42.703N 71.076W         <carlsonj at workingcode.com>

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