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10.5: Migrate crontabs from 10.4
Authored by: TvE on Dec 24, '07 05:32:48AM

I believe that Apple has only left CRON working for backwards compatibility AND they have pushed the developers toward launchd during most of Tigers life, so I can hardly agree that it is a FAULT from Apple.

My experience is that many non-gui changes to *.conf files etc. are NOT migrated, eg changes to /ets/httpd/httpd.conf

My theory is:
If one is clever enough to alter stuff like this one is naturally also smart enough to:

1. Backup these file (EG with "Archive and Install") especially before system updates big or small
2. Verify whether or not the info have found the way to the new OS update with Apple's help
3. If not, manually move them to the new OS manually (or even a script, since the next major upgrade probably will also not move the stuff for you

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