Devuan bug report logs - #262
[atop] ..atop installs systemd cron job on non-systemd Devuan box...

Package: atop; Reported by: Arnt Karlsen <>;
Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2018 02:03:01 UTC;
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Subject: bug#262: [atop] ..atop installs systemd cron job on non-systemd Devuan box...
Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2018 02:55:06 +0100
From: Arnt Karlsen <>

Package: atop
Version: 2.2.6-4
Severity: normal

Hi, first attempt wound up in the partially wrong place, upstream: because of

Package: atop
Version: 2.2.6-4
Severity: normal

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..on installing atop, I found things going at a glacial pace, a 
wee part of global climate change, and this fine new cron job:
root@box:~# cat /etc/cron.d/atop

# daily restart of atop at midnight
0 0 * * * root if [ -d "/run/systemd/system" ]; then systemctl restart
atop; else /usr/share/atop/atop.daily \& ; fi

..commenting it out, "brought back life."

..we need to keep an eye out for such systemd tricks causing such DOS,
one way is chk which init system is installed, and then install the
correct cron job file.
root@box:~# dpkg -l atop |grep atop |fmt -tu
ii atop 2.2.6-4 amd64 Monitor for system resources and process activity

--- System information. ---
Kernel:       Linux 4.18.0-0.bpo.1-rt-amd64

Debian Release: 9
  500 stable-updates 
  500 stable-security 
  500 stable 
  100 stable-proposed-updates 
  100 stable-backports 
  100 experimental 

--- Package information. ---
Depends                    (Version) | Installed
libc6                      (>= 2.14) | 2.24-11+deb9u3
libncurses5                   (>= 6) | 6.0+20161126-1+deb9u2
libtinfo5                     (>= 6) | 6.0+20161126-1+deb9u2
zlib1g                  (>= 1:1.1.4) | 1:1.2.8.dfsg-5
init-system-helpers       (>= 1.18~) | 1.48+devuan2.0
lsb-base                 (>= 3.2-14) | 4.1+devuan2

Recommends       (Version) | Installed
cron                       | 3.0pl1-128+deb9u1
 OR cron-daemon            | 

Package's Suggests field is empty.

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