> Dear Thomas and FreeBSD friends,
> On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 12:52:11PM +0100, Thomas Krause wrote:
>> Dear list,
>> after upgrading from 6.2R to 6.3R my daily jobs, which are normaly
>> executed from /etc/daily.local, are not longer started.
>> The entry in daily.local is
>> $HOME/bin/save-conf.sh
>> 6.2R executed /root/bin/save-conf.sh
>> 6.3R (and 7.0R) tries to start /var/log/bin/save-conf.bin
>> Why? I cannot find such a homedir in /etc/passwd!
>> Regards,
>> Thomas.

> I'm sorry, I do not know why $HOME is resolved to /var/log/.
> Is /usr/local/etc/periodic/daily/ not the place to put your daily
> executable scripts? What is daily.local about? I have searched the net
> myself and seems that daily.local is something out of an old box. It
> should be superseded by /usr/local/etc/periodic/daily/
> Do you have a script like /usr/local/etc/periodic/daily/999.local Or is
> there another place where the script daily.local will be launched. I
> assume that daily.local is a script? Maybe there $HOME is set?

my consideration was:

gromit:/ # grep daily.local /etc/defaults/periodic.conf
daily_local="/etc/daily.local" # Local scripts
gromit:/ # uname -r

I' checked an older 5.5R an found in /etc/crontab an entry
HOME=/var/log - but in this release it has no effect ?!

Best regards,

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