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From Reindl Harald <>
Subject Re: sa-update cron failure
Date Thu, 05 Feb 2015 15:23:38 GMT

Am 05.02.2015 um 16:17 schrieb Kevin A. McGrail:
> On 2/5/2015 8:56 AM, Martin Gregorie wrote:
>> On Thu, 2015-02-05 at 08:18 -0500, Kevin A. McGrail wrote:
>>> Rather than learning more about how path and cron works, perhaps just
>>> symlink things like gpg to /usr/bin might be easier.  Gpg is used to
>>> verify the authenticity of the update.
>>> Regards,
>>> KAM
>> On my machines anyway, gpg is in /usr/bin, so that isn't the problem
>> unless gpg is not world executable.
>> I'm a firm believer in E.F.Schumacher's saying "Give a man a fish and
>> you've fed him for a day. Teach him to fish and you've fed him for
>> life".
>> This approach also applies to systems administration. In this case
>> knowing how path and cron work and knowing which tools let you
>> investigate problems in that area are sysadmin essentials, so IME
>> helping people investigate for themselves is always preferable to simply
>> giving them the answer.
> Perhaps but this is not a unix sysadmin mailing list ;-)

while that may be true most people which are target of this list are 
sysadmin or call themself sysadmin - the ones not care about learning 
their basics are often a large part of abused servers sending spam

so it's directly related at the end of the day

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