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Re: [Pyatcron-devel-list] Backend requirements

From: Julien Olivier
Subject: Re: [Pyatcron-devel-list] Backend requirements
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 19:54:10 +0000

On Wed, 2003-11-12 at 16:44, Brian Dee wrote:
> > Well, I'm far from being an expert about cron. But from what I've seen,
> > it seems that the cron jobs that are defined by default in Fedora are
> > "system" jobs. They belong to root and could not be modified without
> > having the root password.
> > 
> > So my question is: do we want to be able to handle "system" jobs too ?
> > Or do we limit our field to "userland" jobs ?
> > 
> > If we decide to handle system jobs, we'll obviously have to mess with
> > the run-parts stuff. But if we don't, I don't see any reason why we
> > should use run-parts.
> Not only that, but we would probably want to run it through PAM like
> Redhat has done with the redhat-config-* items that need to be run as
> root. 

Exactly, and that's something I wouldn't lie. We could however have a
second tool to manage _system_ tasks. But, IMO, it would need a
different UI, and PAM.
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