fcrondyn doesn't work without root password

Bug #509298 reported by Holger on 2010-01-18
This bug affects 2 people
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fcron (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: fcron

Ubuntu 9.10
fcron 3.0.1

Fcrondyn asks for root's password, therefore it doesn't work with ubuntu without setting a password for root.
Fcron could be very useful to solve the wakeup-by-crontab-issue.
Fcrondyn is able to report next job time and date, for a specific user or system-wide. It could be very easy to use this time with nvram-wakeup, just by creating a fcrontab for root using an @reboot item. Up to now, it doesn't seem to be possible using fcrondyn in a script.

Holger (h-nassenstein) on 2010-01-18
visibility: private → public
Marc Deslauriers (mdeslaur) wrote :

Thanks for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but this appears to be a "regular" (non-security) bug. I have unmarked it as a security issue since this bug does not show evidence of allowing attackers to cross privilege boundaries nor directly cause loss of data/privacy. Please feel free to report any other bugs you may find.

security vulnerability: yes → no
Anakin Starkiller (sunrider) wrote :

Still nothing ?
Even when I run fcrondyn from a root terminal (sudo -s), it asks for the root password..

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