Re: htdig: About the Cron Jobs

Gilles Detillieux (
Thu, 3 Dec 1998 17:13:09 -0600 (CST)

According to Benoit Majeau:
> If you are experiencing problems to run "rundig" from a cron job (getting
> some weird errors like "Word Sort Failed"), simply run the script from a
> "csh" (C shell).

I spoke too soon before. It looks like the bug in vixie-cron's SIGCHLD
signal handling is fixed in Red Hat 5.2, so this problem with htmerge's
sort failing would only affect Red Hat 5.0 & 5.1. If you don't want to
upgrade your whole system, you could probably just grab the RPM for
vixie-cron from a 5.2 distribution on a Red Hat mirror, e.g.:

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