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1.212. vixie-cron

1.212.1. RHBA-2009:1684: bug fix update


This update has already been released (prior to the GA of this release) as errata RHBA-2009:1684
An updated vixie-cron package that fixes a bug that prevented pam variables being set with cron jobs is now available.
The vixie-cron package contains the Vixie version of cron. Cron is a standard UNIX daemon that runs specified programs at scheduled times. The vixie-cron package adds improved security and more powerful configuration options to the standard version of cron.
This update fixes the following bug:
* according to the pam man page, the cron daemon, crond, "supports access control with PAM" but the PAM configuration file for crond did not export environment variables correctly and, consequently, setting pam variables via cron did not work. This update includes a corrected /etc/pam.d/crond file that export environment variables correctly. Setting pam variables via cron now works as documented. (BZ#546568)
All vixie-cron users should upgrade to this updated package, which resolves this issue.

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