cron - Auxiliary package

Property Value
Distribution openSUSE Tumbleweed
Repository openSUSE Oss all
Package filename cron-4.2-74.1.x86_64.rpm
Package name cron
Package version 4.2
Package release 74.1
Package architecture x86_64
Package type rpm
Category System/Daemons
License BSD-3-Clause AND GPL-2.0-only AND MIT
Maintainer -
Download size 12.46 KB
Installed size 181 B
Auxiliary package, needed for proper update from vixie-cron 4.1 to cronie 1.4.4


Package Version Architecture Repository
cron-4.2-74.1.i586.rpm 4.2 i586 openSUSE Oss
cron - - -


Name Value
cronie = 1.5.4-74.1


Name Value
cron = 4.2-74.1
cron(x86-64) = 4.2-74.1


Type URL
Binary Package cron-4.2-74.1.x86_64.rpm
Source Package cronie-1.5.4-74.1.src.rpm

Install Howto

Install cron rpm package:

# zypper install cron




2019-03-29 - Kristýna Streitová <>
- update to 1.5.4
* crond: Fix regression from previous release. Only first job
from a crontab was being run [bsc#1130746]
- add cronie-1.5.4-dont_abort_loading_crontab.patch to not abort
loading crontab prematurely in case of error
2019-03-17 - Kristýna Streitová <>
- update to 1.5.3
* Fix CVE-2019-9704 [bnc#1128937] and CVE-2019-9705 [bnc#1128935]
to avoid local DoS of the crond
* crontab: Make crontab without arguments fail
* crond: In PAM configuration include system-auth instead of
* crond: In the systemd service file restart crond if it fails
* crond: Use the role from the crond context for system job
* Multiple small cleanups and fixes.
- refresh cronie-nheader_lines.diff and  cronie-pam_config.diff
2019-02-06 - Cristian Rodríguez <>
- cron.service: No limit on the number of processes spawned by cron
shall be imposed.
2018-10-30 - Cristian Rodríguez <>
- cronie-pam_config.diff: When crond is started with the -n
switch like it does with systemd, the manual explicitly
instructs to disable the pam_loginuid module.
2018-09-17 -
- update to 1.5.2
* cronnext: New useful utility to find out time of the next job
* crond: Avoid creating PID files when crond doesn't fork.
* crontab: Do not try to replace the crontab with a directory.
* crond: Log startup even when started in non-forking mode.
* Multiple small cleanups and fixes.
- update Source address
- remove cronie-1.4.7-disable_logging.patch and restore the
original cronie behaviour (a line starting with a dash in
normal user's crontab is handled as incorrect), there was enough
time for crontab migration. Manpage part of the patch was applied
- remove cronie-nofork-nopid.patch (applied upstream)
- pack cronnext utility
- call autoreconf
2017-11-30 -
- Requires mail as it's really needed by cron-crons script, not
smtp_daemon [bsc#1070565] [bsc#1064834]
2017-11-27 -
- Ensure that /etc/cron.{hourly,daily,weekly,monthly} have proper
permissions and owner. This is racy but prevents some LPE vectors
2017-11-24 -
- Requires smtp_daemon (not just Recommends) as it's needed by
run-crons script [bsc#1064834]
2017-11-23 -
- Replace references to /var/adm/fillup-templates with new
%_fillupdir macro (boo#1069468)
2017-08-21 -
- Require group trusted if we use them

See Also

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