I have two desktop systems, both running fresh-ish installs (installation was about February-ish?) of 12.0-RELEASE. For some reason, cron does not start on boot. I can start it manually after boot, but just not on startup. My /etc/defaults/rc.conf has:
Has anybody seen this behavior and/or does anyone know what knob needs to be turned to get it to start? I have finally gotten zfs snapshots set up through cron, and it would lend a bit of peace of mind to not have to worry about whether it is running or not.
cron_enable="YES" # Run the periodic job daemon. cron_program="/usr/sbin/cron" # Which cron executable to run (if enabled). cron_dst="YES" # Handle DST transitions intelligently (YES/NO) cron_flags="" # Which options to pass to the cron daemon. entropy_dir="/var/db/entropy" # Set to NO to disable caching entropy via cron.