/* Copyright 1993,1994 by Paul Vixie * All rights reserved * * Distribute freely, except: don't remove my name from the source or * documentation (don't take credit for my work), mark your changes (don't * get me blamed for your possible bugs), don't alter or remove this * notice. May be sold if buildable source is provided to buyer. No * warrantee of any kind, express or implied, is included with this * software; use at your own risk, responsibility for damages (if any) to * anyone resulting from the use of this software rests entirely with the * user. * * Send bug reports, bug fixes, enhancements, requests, flames, etc., and * I'll try to keep a version up to date. I can be reached as follows: * Paul Vixie <email@example.com> uunet!decwrl!vixie!paul */ $FreeBSD: src/usr.sbin/cron/doc/INSTALL,v 1.4 1999/08/28 01:15:53 peter Exp $ Read the comments at the top of the Makefile, then edit the area marked 'configurable stuff'. Edit config.h. The stuff I expect you to change is down a bit from the top of the file, but it's clearly marked. Also look at pathnames.h. You don't have to create the /var/cron or /var/cron/tabs directories, since both the daemon and the `crontab' program will do this the first time they run if they don't exist. You do need to have a /var, though -- just "mkdir /var" if you don't have one, or you can "mkdir /usr/var; ln -s /usr/var /var" if you expect your /var to have a lot of stuff in it. You will also need /usr/local/etc and /usr/local/bin directories unless you change the Makefile. These will have to be created by hand, but if you are a long-time Usenet user you probably have them already. /usr/local/man is where I keep my man pages, but I have the source for `man' and you probably do not. Therefore you may have to put the man pages into /usr/man/manl, which will be hard since there will be name collisions. (Note that the man command was originally written by Bill Joy before he left Berkeley, and it contains no AT&T code, so it is in UUNET's archive of freely-distributable BSD code.) LINUX note: /usr/include/paths.h on some linux systems shows _PATH_SENDMAIL to be /usr/bin/sendmail even though sendmail is installed in /usr/lib. you should check this out. say: make all su and say: make install Note that if I can get you to "su and say" something just by asking, you have a very serious security problem on your system and you should look into it. Edit your /usr/lib/crontab file into little pieces -- see the CONVERSION file for help on this. Use the `crontab' command to install all the little pieces you just created. Some examples (see below before trying any of these!) crontab -u uucp -r /usr/lib/uucp/crontab.src crontab -u news -r /usr/lib/news/crontab.src crontab -u root -r /usr/adm/crontab.src Notes on above examples: (1) the .src files are copied at the time the command is issued; changing the source files later will have no effect until they are reinstalled with another `crontab -r' command. (2) The crontab command will affect the crontab of the person using the command unless `-u USER' is given; `-u' only works for root. When using most `su' commands under most BSD's, `crontab' will still think of you as yourself even though you may think of yourself as root -- so use `-u' liberally. (3) the `-r' option stands for `replace'; check the man page for crontab(1) for other possibilities. Kill your existing cron daemon -- do `ps aux' and look for /etc/cron. Edit your /etc/rc or /etc/rc.local, looking for the line that starts up /etc/cron. Comment it out and add a line to start the new cron daemon -- usually /usr/local/etc/cron, unless you changed it in the Makefile. Start up this cron daemon yourself as root. Just type /usr/local/etc/cron (or whatever); no '&' is needed since the daemon forks itself and the process you executed returns immediately. ATT notes: for those people unfortunate enough to be stuck on a AT&T UNIX, you will need the public-domain "libndir", found in the B News source and in any comp.sources.unix archive. You will also need to hack the code some.