Crontab permission denied


#1

One of my shell accounts has a crontab. I’m trying to edit that crontab at the shell (as I previously was able to), but “crontab -e” and “crontab -l” both fail with:

/var/spool/cron/crontabs/mbrubeck: Permission denied

This is on host “zatara.” The crontab for this account doesn’t show up in the Panel under “Goodies: Cron Jobs”, so that is no help to me.

I filed a support request - posting here in the discussion forum too in case any other users are having the same problem.


#2

Interesting. I’m having the same issue on roseau. At least the cron job is running when it’s supposed to. Let us know what Support says.


#3

Raise a support ticket, when deploying new servers DH tends to mount the spool for crontabs with incorrect permissions (also this happens from time to time probably an error on a script on reboot.)


#4

This time it was the crontab binary itself that got the wrong permissions. New one on me! All fixed now.


#5

Thanks, AndrewF!