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Cronie contains the standard UNIX daemon crond that runs specified programs at scheduled times and related tools. It is the default cron on distributions like Redhat and openSUSE. The source is based on the original vixie-cron and has security and configuration enhancements like the ability to use pam and SELinux.

Upstream project: cronie

Forked version: cronie

To migrate your possibly existing vixie-cron data to cronie (after installation):
(as root in a terminal):

cp -p /var/cron/tabs/* /var/spool/cron/tabs/

The libiphb library is added to this cronie version to ensure the device wakes up every 60 seconds.
The directories /etc/cron.* are not used out of the box. Users allowed to run cronjobs are to be found in /etc/cron.allow
The Anacron part is excluded but cronnext, a small cli utility to find execution times, is included

compiled with following flags:


Application versions: 
File cronie-1.5.5-1.armv7hl.rpm82.25 KB10/01/2021 - 14:16
File cronie-1.5.5-1.i486.rpm86.39 KB10/01/2021 - 14:16
File cronie-1.5.6-1.i486.rpm88.3 KB20/03/2021 - 01:00
File cronie-1.5.6-1.aarch64.rpm87.52 KB20/03/2021 - 01:00
File cronie-1.5.6-1.armv7hl.rpm84.1 KB20/03/2021 - 01:00
File cronie-1.5.7-2.armv7hl.rpm84.27 KB31/03/2021 - 19:48
File cronie-1.5.7-2.aarch64.rpm87.71 KB31/03/2021 - 19:48
File cronie-1.5.7-2.i486.rpm88.59 KB31/03/2021 - 19:48
File cronie-1.6.0-2.armv7hl.rpm84.84 KB24/03/2022 - 23:10
File cronie-1.6.0-2.aarch64.rpm88.33 KB24/03/2022 - 23:10
File cronie-1.6.0-2.i486.rpm88.95 KB24/03/2022 - 23:10
File cronie-1.7.0-1.i486.rpm96.81 KB16/10/2023 - 22:24
File cronie-1.7.0-1.aarch64.rpm99.03 KB16/10/2023 - 22:24
File cronie-1.7.0-1.armv7hl.rpm93.84 KB16/10/2023 - 22:24
File cronie-1.7.1-1.i486.rpm97.22 KB12/01/2024 - 15:47
File cronie-1.7.1-1.aarch64.rpm99.49 KB12/01/2024 - 15:47
File cronie-1.7.1-1.armv7hl.rpm94.39 KB12/01/2024 - 15:47

  • 1-5.5-1 Added defaultuser to cron.allow


Louis's picture

I've had trouble getting cronie 1.6.0-2 to work on my Xperia 10 III running SailfishOS however running <code>systemctl status cron</code> I saw this: <code>cron[28122]: (defaultuser) BAD FILE MODE (/var/spool/cron/tabs/defaultuser)</code> I then discovered that the file /var/spool/cron/tabs/defaultuser was owned by user root and group defaultuser.

Running <code>chown defaultuser /var/spool/cron/tabs/defaultuser</code> as root fixed this and cronie now works as expected