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Old 01-01-2014, 03:01 PM   #1
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WiFi -- Installing cron/crond

Hello Everyone-

I just completed turning my Kobo WiFi (fw 1.9.11) with a semi-broken screen into a weather panel per the koboWeather python app.

I'm now trying to set up a cronjob for the task (via autoUpdate.sh), but cron does not seem to be installed:

Code:
[root@(none) koboWeather]# /mnt/onboard/.apps/koboWeather/autoupdate.sh
Creating cron directory
Copying crontab file
Starting crond
crond: applet not found
Code:
[root@(none) koboWeather]# crontab -e
crontab: applet not found

Does anyone have a solution on how to install cron/crond?

I've tried searching for this solution but no dice. If my google-fu is not up to par, links are appreciated. I've seen mentions of installing packages, but I see deb and dpkg are not installed out of the box.

Thank you all very much, and happy Gregorian New Year!

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Code:
[root@(none) koboWeather]# uname -a
Linux (none) 2.6.28-515-g4eec389 #966 PREEMPT Tue Oct 5 10:29:45 CST 2010 armv6l GNU/Linux

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Old 01-02-2014, 12:11 PM   #2
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busybox crond
http://www.busybox.net/downloads/BusyBox.html

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https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=212145
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I am having this same issue, the link above have not helped. Has there been any success or anything else to try?
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Old 06-29-2015, 02:07 PM   #4
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Try this:
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/hint...iles/dcron.txt
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A cron job would be no use for a suspended device, which should be most of the actual runtime of a Kobo. Look into rtc alarms, which have been successfully used for this purpose on other similar devices (namely, Kindles), at the very least.
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