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Port details
mcron 100% compatible replacement for Vixie cron
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Port Added: 2003-12-17 02:33:19
Last Update: 2024-02-26 06:01:54
Commit Hash: 56c20b6
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License: GPLv3
WWW:
https://www.gnu.org/software/mcron/
Description:
The mcron program represents a complete re-think of the cron concept originally found in the Berkeley and AT&T unices, and subsequently rationalized by Paul Vixie. The original idea was to have a daemon that wakes up every minute, scans a set of files under a special directory, and determines from those files if any shell commands should be executed in this minute. The new idea is to read the required command instructions, work out which command needs to be executed next, and then sleep until the inferred time has arrived. On waking the commands are run, and the time of the next command is computed. Furthermore, the specifications are written in scheme, allowing at the same time simple command execution instructions and very much more flexible ones to be composed than the original Vixie format. This has several useful advantages over the original idea.
Homepage    cgit ¦ Codeberg ¦ GitHub ¦ GitLab ¦ SVNWeb

Manual pages:
FreshPorts has no man page information for this port.
pkg-plist: as obtained via: make generate-plist
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  1. /usr/local/share/licenses/mcron-1.2.3_1/catalog.mk
  2. /usr/local/share/licenses/mcron-1.2.3_1/LICENSE
  3. /usr/local/share/licenses/mcron-1.2.3_1/GPLv3
  4. bin/crontab
  5. bin/mcron
  6. lib/guile/3.0/site-ccache/mcron/base.go
  7. lib/guile/3.0/site-ccache/mcron/command-line-processor.go
  8. lib/guile/3.0/site-ccache/mcron/config.go
  9. lib/guile/3.0/site-ccache/mcron/core.go
  10. lib/guile/3.0/site-ccache/mcron/environment.go
  11. lib/guile/3.0/site-ccache/mcron/getopt-long.go
  12. lib/guile/3.0/site-ccache/mcron/job-specifier.go
  13. lib/guile/3.0/site-ccache/mcron/redirect.go
  14. lib/guile/3.0/site-ccache/mcron/scripts/cron.go
  15. lib/guile/3.0/site-ccache/mcron/scripts/crontab-access.go
  16. lib/guile/3.0/site-ccache/mcron/scripts/crontab.go
  17. lib/guile/3.0/site-ccache/mcron/scripts/mcron.go
  18. lib/guile/3.0/site-ccache/mcron/utils.go
  19. lib/guile/3.0/site-ccache/mcron/vixie-specification.go
  20. lib/guile/3.0/site-ccache/mcron/vixie-time.go
  21. libexec/crontab-access-real
  22. share/man/man1/crontab.1.gz
  23. share/man/man1/mcron.1.gz
  24. share/man/man8/cron.8.gz
  25. sbin/cron
  26. sbin/crontab-access
  27. share/guile/site/3.0/mcron/base.scm
  28. share/guile/site/3.0/mcron/command-line-processor.scm
  29. share/guile/site/3.0/mcron/config.scm
  30. share/guile/site/3.0/mcron/core.scm
  31. share/guile/site/3.0/mcron/environment.scm
  32. share/guile/site/3.0/mcron/getopt-long.scm
  33. share/guile/site/3.0/mcron/job-specifier.scm
  34. share/guile/site/3.0/mcron/redirect.scm
  35. share/guile/site/3.0/mcron/scripts/cron.scm
  36. share/guile/site/3.0/mcron/scripts/crontab-access.scm
  37. share/guile/site/3.0/mcron/scripts/crontab.scm
  38. share/guile/site/3.0/mcron/scripts/mcron.scm
  39. share/guile/site/3.0/mcron/utils.scm
  40. share/guile/site/3.0/mcron/vixie-specification.scm
  41. share/guile/site/3.0/mcron/vixie-time.scm
  42. @owner
  43. @group
  44. @mode
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Dependency lines:
  • mcron>0:sysutils/mcron
Conflicts:
CONFLICTS_INSTALL:
  • interchange
  • isc-cron
Conflicts Matches:
There are no Conflicts Matches for this port. This is usually an error.
To install the port:
cd /usr/ports/sysutils/mcron/ && make install clean
To add the package, run one of these commands:
  • pkg install sysutils/mcron
  • pkg install mcron
NOTE: If this package has multiple flavors (see below), then use one of them instead of the name specified above.
PKGNAME: mcron
Flavors: there is no flavor information for this port.
distinfo:
TIMESTAMP = 1692644716 SHA256 (mcron-1.2.3.tar.gz) = 1bc8c0d362d3b1a30fa0071d7fab696bbfc1da1ed536c42e0480bb9ffd22154e SIZE (mcron-1.2.3.tar.gz) = 377967

Packages (timestamps in pop-ups are UTC):
mcron
ABIlatestquarterly
FreeBSD:13:aarch641.2.3_11.2.3
FreeBSD:13:amd641.2.3_11.2.3
FreeBSD:13:armv61.2.01.2.1_1
FreeBSD:13:armv71.2.31.2.3
FreeBSD:13:i3861.2.3_11.2.3
FreeBSD:13:powerpc--
FreeBSD:13:powerpc641.2.01.2.3
FreeBSD:13:powerpc64le-1.2.3
FreeBSD:14:aarch641.2.31.2.3
FreeBSD:14:amd641.2.3_11.2.3
FreeBSD:14:armv61.2.1_1-
FreeBSD:14:armv71.2.31.2.3
FreeBSD:14:i3861.2.3_11.2.3
FreeBSD:14:powerpc1.2.1_1-
FreeBSD:14:powerpc64-1.2.3
FreeBSD:14:powerpc64le1.2.1_11.2.3
FreeBSD:15:aarch641.2.3-
FreeBSD:15:amd641.2.3_1-
FreeBSD:15:armv71.2.3-
FreeBSD:15:powerpc--
FreeBSD:15:powerpc641.2.3-
FreeBSD:15:powerpc64le1.2.3-
 
Dependencies
NOTE: FreshPorts displays only information on required and default dependencies. Optional dependencies are not covered.
Build dependencies:
  1. gmake>=4.3 : devel/gmake
  2. pkgconf>=1.3.0_1 : devel/pkgconf
Runtime dependencies:
  1. indexinfo : print/indexinfo
Library dependencies:
  1. libguile-3.0.so : lang/guile3
  2. libgc-threaded.so : devel/boehm-gc-threaded
There are no ports dependent upon this port

Configuration Options:
No options to configure
Options name:
sysutils_mcron
USES:
gmake guile:3.0 pkgconfig
FreshPorts was unable to extract/find any pkg message
Master Sites:
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  1. ftp://ftp.fu-berlin.de/unix/gnu/mcron/
  2. ftp://ftp.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.gnu.org/gnu/mcron/
  3. ftp://mirrors.rit.edu/gnu/mcron/
  4. http://ftp.halifax.rwth-aachen.de/gnu/mcron/
  5. http://ftp.kddilabs.jp/GNU/gnu/mcron/
  6. http://mirror.navercorp.com/gnu/mcron/
  7. https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/mcron/
  8. https://ftpmirror.gnu.org/mcron/
  9. https://mirror.netcologne.de/gnu/mcron/
  10. https://mirrors.kernel.org/gnu/mcron/
  11. https://www.nic.funet.fi/pub/gnu/gnu/mcron/
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Commit History - (may be incomplete: for full details, see links to repositories near top of page)
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1.2.3_1
26 Feb 2024 06:01:54
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Muhammad Moinur Rahman (bofh) search for other commits by this committer
sysutils/mcron: Moved man to share/man

Approved by:    portmgr (blanket)
1.2.3
22 Aug 2023 12:13:31
commit hash: a1c799b1794b83a01893aa67d20e3ad3279e87b1commit hash: a1c799b1794b83a01893aa67d20e3ad3279e87b1commit hash: a1c799b1794b83a01893aa67d20e3ad3279e87b1commit hash: a1c799b1794b83a01893aa67d20e3ad3279e87b1 files touched by this commit
Rodrigo Osorio (rodrigo) search for other commits by this committer
sysutils/mcron: Update to v1.2.3

Major changes:
    * Requires guile 3+
    * Merge system-wide Vixie cron updates
    * Make vixie cron mode actually work, and work safely
    * Give mcron --log option to turn logging on.
    * Annotate output with job information.
    * documentation: extensive editing of info manual after a note from Paul
Vixie.
    * Handle nonexistent user home directories.

The project doesn't provide changelog since version 1.2.1

Port update:
    * reorder and update Makefile to make linters happy
1.2.1_2
30 Jul 2023 22:59:04
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Author: Andrew "RhodiumToad" Gierth
*/*: adapt to new guile framework

 - change all ports using guile to USES=guile
 - flavorize guile-lib, guile-cairo, slib-guile

PR:		260960
Reported by:	Martin Neubauer <m.ne@gmx.net>
Approved by:	bofh
Differential Revision:	https://reviews.freebsd.org/D40194
07 Sep 2022 21:58:51
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Stefan Eßer (se) search for other commits by this committer
Remove WWW entries moved into port Makefiles

Commit b7f05445c00f has added WWW entries to port Makefiles based on
WWW: lines in pkg-descr files.

This commit removes the WWW: lines of moved-over URLs from these
pkg-descr files.

Approved by:		portmgr (tcberner)
1.2.1_1
07 Sep 2022 21:10:59
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Stefan Eßer (se) search for other commits by this committer
Add WWW entries to port Makefiles

It has been common practice to have one or more URLs at the end of the
ports' pkg-descr files, one per line and prefixed with "WWW:". These
URLs should point at a project website or other relevant resources.

Access to these URLs required processing of the pkg-descr files, and
they have often become stale over time. If more than one such URL was
present in a pkg-descr file, only the first one was tarnsfered into
the port INDEX, but for many ports only the last line did contain the
port specific URL to further information.

There have been several proposals to make a project URL available as
a macro in the ports' Makefiles, over time.
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1.2.1_1
20 Jul 2022 14:23:05
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Tobias C. Berner (tcberner) search for other commits by this committer
sysutils: remove 'Created by' lines

A big Thank You to the original contributors of these ports:

  *  <jsmith@resonatingmedia.com>
  *  Aaron Dalton <aaron@FreeBSD.org>
  *  Aaron Landwehr <aaron@snaphat.com>
  *  Adam Weinberger <adamw@FreeBSD.org>
  *  Adrian Chadd
  *  Adrian Chadd <adrian@FreeBSD.org>
  *  Akinori MUSHA aka knu <knu@idaemons.org>
  *  Alan Eldridge <alane@FreeBSD.org>
  *  Alan Eldridge <alane@geeksrus.net>
  *  Aldis Berjoza <aldis@bsdroot.lv>
  *  Alex Deiter <alex.deiter@gmail.com>
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1.2.1_1
10 Jan 2022 15:15:39
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Stefan Eßer (se) search for other commits by this committer
Fix CONFLICTS entries of multiple ports

There have been lots of missing CONFLICTS_INSTALL entries, either
because conflicting ports were added without updating existing ports,
due to name changes of generated packages, due to mis-understanding
the format and semantics of the conflicts entries, or just due to
typoes in package names.

This patch is the result of a comparison of all files contained in
the official packages with each other. This comparison was based on
packages built with default options and may therefore have missed
further conflicts with optionally installed files.

Where possible, version numbers in conflicts entries have been
generalized, some times taking advantage of the fact that a port
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1.2.1_1
08 Aug 2021 17:05:12
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Fernando Apesteguía (fernape) search for other commits by this committer
sysutils/mcron: Add license

port is GPL'ed.
1.2.1
08 Aug 2021 16:55:28
commit hash: 63d6aef1c582484eb4f35e22a1408a1f2feac4f7commit hash: 63d6aef1c582484eb4f35e22a1408a1f2feac4f7commit hash: 63d6aef1c582484eb4f35e22a1408a1f2feac4f7commit hash: 63d6aef1c582484eb4f35e22a1408a1f2feac4f7 files touched by this commit
Fernando Apesteguía (fernape) search for other commits by this committer
sysutils/mcron: update to 1.2.1

Reported by:	portscout
1.2.0
06 Apr 2021 14:31:07
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Mathieu Arnold (mat) search for other commits by this committer
Remove # $FreeBSD$ from Makefiles.
1.2.0
14 Aug 2020 11:01:13
Revision:544883Original commit files touched by this commit
danfe search for other commits by this committer
- Update to version 1.2.0
- Hook the tests to our framework

Found out via:	www.opennet.ru
1.0.8_3
04 Nov 2019 21:21:04
Revision:516744Original commit files touched by this commit
rene search for other commits by this committer
Returns johans's ports to the pool after safekeeping his commit bit.
1.0.8_3
27 Jun 2019 09:02:57
Revision:505200Original commit files touched by this commit
danfe search for other commits by this committer
Update Guile to version 2.2.5, modern stable version, and fix dependent
ports to build against it.  Most changes are rather minor and mechanical
except for the devel/gdb (obtained via their bugtracker [1], courtesy of
Doug Evans).  One port (science/meep) I had to mark BROKEN after fixing
it proved to be very tedious and actually unreliable.  It is very old,
there are newer versions available so it should be fixed by updating.

One port (devel/libruin) had revealed a bug in the new Guile code (an
auxiliary script, really) that had to be worked-round; reference to the
problematic upstream commit is provided in the patch.

PR:		229613
Exp-run by:	antoine

[1] https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=21104#c8
1.0.8_2
10 Nov 2018 18:12:58
Revision:484628Original commit files touched by this commit
bapt search for other commits by this committer
Install texinfo files (GNU info) into ${PREFIX}/share/info

After a discussion on the mailing list on moving manpages to
${PREFIX}/share/man for consistency with base where it is
installed in usr/share/man, it appeared the same should happen
to GNU info files which were installed under share in base and
not in ports.

Now texinfo is not in base on any of the supported version of FreeBSD
it is possible to proceed to this move and it is easier to do than
the manpage change.

Other benefit than consistency are less patching: all build tools but
cmake are expecting info files to be under share/info and cmake (patched here)
was having an exception for BSD so the patch makes FreeBSD case less
specific for them

Bump revision of all impacted ports

PR:		232907
exp-run by:	antoine
Differential Revision:	https://reviews.freebsd.org/D17816
1.0.8_1
01 Apr 2016 14:25:18
Revision:412349Original commit files touched by this commit
mat search for other commits by this committer
Remove ${PORTSDIR}/ from dependencies, categories r, s, t, and u.

With hat:	portmgr
Sponsored by:	Absolight
1.0.8_1
23 Sep 2015 16:07:58
Revision:397622Original commit files touched by this commit
amdmi3 search for other commits by this committer
- Fix build as non-root

Approved by:	portmgr blanket
1.0.8_1
22 Nov 2014 09:13:36
Revision:373038Original commit files touched by this commit
antoine search for other commits by this committer
Cleanup plist
1.0.8_1
03 Sep 2014 07:34:38
Revision:367172Original commit files touched by this commit
vanilla search for other commits by this committer
Upgrade to 0.9.4. bump PORTREVISION due shared library incr.

PR:		ports/193266
Submitted by:	maintainer
1.0.8
29 May 2014 22:14:00
Revision:355756Original commit files touched by this commit
antoine search for other commits by this committer
Unbreak
1.0.8
27 May 2014 19:41:39
Revision:355565Original commit files touched by this commit
johans search for other commits by this committer
- Update mcron to 1.0.8
- Stagify
- Adopt port
1.0.4_3
05 Apr 2014 23:20:18
Revision:350278Original commit files touched by this commit
mat search for other commits by this committer
Reset MAINTAINER.

<stefan@fh-mainz.de>: host srv-eml-pmva-02.fh-mainz.de[143.93.114.189] said:
    550 5.1.1 <stefan@fh-mainz.de>: Recipient address rejected: undeliverable
    address: host 143.93.114.70[143.93.114.70] said: 550 5.1.1
    <stefan@fh-mainz.de>: Recipient address rejected: User unknown in virtual
    mailbox table (in reply to RCPT TO command) (in reply to RCPT TO command)

Approved by:	portmgr (implicit)
Obtained from:	pkg-fallout
Sponsored by:	Absolight
1.0.4_3
20 Sep 2013 23:06:00
Revision:327772Original commit files touched by this commit
bapt search for other commits by this committer
Add NO_STAGE all over the place in preparation for the staging support (cat:
sysutils)
1.0.4_3
21 Jan 2012 17:40:15
Original commit files touched by this commit
eadler search for other commits by this committer
At the moment 1385 ports use BUILD_DEPENDS= ${RUN_DEPENDS} and 450
ports use BUILD_DEPENDS:= ${RUN_DEPENDS}. This patch fixes ports that are
currently broken. This is a temporary measure until we organically stop using
:= or someone(s) spend a lot of time changing all the ports over.

Explicit duplication > := > = and this just moves ports one step to the left

Approved by:    portmgr
1.0.4_3
31 Jul 2011 15:07:08
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jlaffaye search for other commits by this committer
- Chase guile shared lib bump
- Add an entry to UPDATING
1.0.4_2
19 Mar 2011 12:38:54
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miwi search for other commits by this committer
- Get Rid MD5 support
1.0.4_2
22 Jan 2009 16:04:11
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miwi search for other commits by this committer
- Chase lang/guile shlib bump
1.0.4_1
21 Aug 2008 06:18:49
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rafan search for other commits by this committer
Update CONFIGURE_ARGS for how we pass CONFIGURE_TARGET to configure script.
Specifically, newer autoconf (> 2.13) has different semantic of the
configure target. In short, one should use --build=CONFIGURE_TARGET
instead of CONFIGURE_TARGET directly. Otherwise, you will get a warning
and the old semantic may be removed in later autoconf releases.

To workaround this issue, many ports hack the CONFIGURE_TARGET variable
so that it contains the ``--build='' prefix.

To solve this issue, under the fact that some ports still have
configure script generated by the old autoconf, we use runtime detection
in the do-configure target so that the proper argument can be used.

Changes to Mk/*:
 - Add runtime detection magic in bsd.port.mk
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1.0.4_1
06 Jun 2008 14:03:26
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edwin search for other commits by this committer
Bump portrevision due to upgrade of devel/gettext.

The affected ports are the ones with gettext as a run-dependency
according to ports/INDEX-7 (5007 of them) and the ones with USE_GETTEXT
in Makefile (29 of them).

PR:             ports/124340
Submitted by:   edwin@
Approved by:    portmgr (pav)
1.0.4
07 Mar 2008 13:09:26
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jadawin search for other commits by this committer
- Update to 1.0.4

PR: ports/121323
Submitted by: Stefan Pauly <stefan@fh-mainz.de> (maintainer)
Approved by: tabthorpe (co-mentor)
1.0.2
11 Jun 2006 21:24:33
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mnag search for other commits by this committer
- Update to 1.0.2
- Update WWW
- Take maintainership
- portlint(1)

PR:             97560
Submitted by:   Stefan Pauly <stefan___fh-mainz.de>
1.0.0
22 Jan 2006 02:52:21
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Replace ugly "@unexec rmdir %D... 2>/dev/null || true" with @dirrmtry

Approved by:    krion@
PR:             ports/88711 (related)
1.0.0
25 Nov 2005 18:14:52
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pav search for other commits by this committer
- Add SHA256
1.0.0
17 Mar 2004 22:33:02
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kris search for other commits by this committer
Fix installation by avoiding GNU install longopts.

Submitted by:   ache
1.0.0
17 Mar 2004 12:34:56
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kris search for other commits by this committer
BROKEN on 5.x: Does not install following ache's getopt changes
1.0.0
29 Jan 2004 16:13:06
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trevor search for other commits by this committer
SIZEify.
1.0.0
17 Dec 2003 02:32:34
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ijliao search for other commits by this committer
add mcron 1.0.0
A 100% compatible replacement for Vixie cron

Number of commits found: 36