Gary Worthy
Thu Apr 12 16:07:00 GMT 2007

I'm at a loss as to why cron won't start and continue
to run.  Any help would be appreciated.

I used /usr/bin/cron-config to install as per the
cron-4.1-2.README.  There were a few errors with
permissions.  I stopped the install, corrected the
error, then restarted the install.  The final install
attempt detected no errors.

/var/log/cron.log is empty.
$ cat /var/log/cron.log

windows event log:
Event Type:	Information
Event Source:	cron
Event Category:	None
Event ID:	0
Date:		4/12/2007
Time:		10:33:17 AM
User:		IRVHQW-INSWB01\cron_server
Computer:	IRVHQW-INSWB01
The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( cron )
cannot be found. The local computer may not have the
necessary registry information or message DLL files to
display messages from a remote computer. You may be
able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this
description; see Help and Support for details. The
following information is part of the event: cron: PID
1384: `cron' service stopped, exit status: 128.

crontab has one entry, commented out.
$ crontab -l
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE - edit the master and
# (/tmp/crontab.28fproO7eM installed on Thu Apr 12
09:29:24 2007)
# (Cron version V5.0 -- $Id: crontab.c,v 1.12
2004/01/23 18:56:42 vixie Exp $)
# */5 * * * * /usr/local/mrtg-2/bin/mrtg
.cfg --logging /var/log/mrtg.log

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