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cron on centos 6.x?

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Do you need cron installed for the files in /etc/cron.daily/ to execute?

Did a Centos 6.x minimal openvz install and noticed cron is not installed by default and after installing mlocate cant help but wander if it will be updated without it.

posted Jul 28, 2014 by Seema Siddique

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For this you need cronie (the cron daemon) and crontabs (user bindings, including root), see yum info:

Installed Packages
Name : cronie
Arch : x86_64

Name : crontabs
Arch : noarch

answer Jul 28, 2014 by Bob Wise
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