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updated instructions for fcron

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1<sect2>
2<title>Installation of <application>fcron</application></title>
3
4<para><application>Fcron</application> uses the cron facility of syslog
5to log all messages. Since <acronym>LFS</acronym> does not set up this
6facility in <filename>/etc/syslog.conf</filename>, it needs to be done
7prior to installing fcron. This command will append the necessary line
8to the current <filename>/etc/syslog.conf</filename>.</para>
9
10<screen><userinput><command>cat &gt;&gt; /etc/syslog.conf &lt;&lt; "EOF"
11# Begin fcron addition to /etc/syslog.conf
12
13cron.* -/var/log/cron.log
14
15# End fcron addition
16EOF</command></userinput></screen>
17
18<para>The configuration file has been modified, so reloading the sysklogd
19daemon will activate the changes.</para>
20
21<screen><userinput><command>/etc/rc.d/init.d/sysklogd reload</command></userinput></screen>
22
23<para>For security reasons, we need to create an unpriviledged user and
24group for <application>fcron</application>:</para>
25
26<screen><userinput><command>groupadd fcron &amp;&amp;
27useradd -c fcron -g fcron fcron</command></userinput></screen>
28
29<para>Install <application>fcron</application> by running the following commands:</para>
30
31<screen><userinput><command>./configure --without-sendmail &amp;&amp;
32make &amp;&amp;
33yes 'n' | make install</command></userinput></screen>
34
35</sect2>
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