Replace (vixie) cron with cronie

Registered by Kees Cook on 2009-04-28

Upstream (vixie) cron is no longer active. The replacement is "cronie", and Ubuntu should move to this so it can stop being so out of date. Note that "cron"'s upstream version number hasn't changed since Dapper, and the Debian version is into triple digits. There are languishing bugs and security issues with the old vixie cron.

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Not started
Approver:
Rick Clark
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Undefined
Drafter:
Kees Cook
Direction:
Needs approval
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None
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Discussion
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None
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...except that Upstart is intended to replace cron anyway ;)

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