Cron jobs don't run

Pierre A. Humblet
Tue Nov 2 01:15:00 GMT 2010

At 04:59 PM 11/1/2010, Janos Dohanics wrote:
>I'm trying to set up cron jobs in a new cygwin installation. The cron
>service is running, but jobs are not executed.
>I ran which says "The SYSTEM user cannot access the
>mount point /usr/bin". mount shows:

On cygwin 1.5:
C:~: fgrep -1 'access' /bin/ | fgrep cannot
         echo "The SYSTEM user cannot access the mount point ${mnt_point}."
On cygwin 1.7
C:~: fgrep -1 'access' /bin/ | fgrep cannot

So you are using an old version of cron_diagnose.

To debug, start with a crontab that executes a simple
command  such as "date >> /tmp/cron.out" every minute.
You can use "cronevents" to view the log.
If you need more help, run "cronbug" and send it as an attachment.


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