systemd-cron - systemd units to provide cron daemon & anacron functionality

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name systemd-cron
Package version 1.5.3
Package release 1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 116 B
Download size 25.68 KB
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Provides systemd units to run cron jobs in /etc/cron.hourly cron.daily
cron.weekly and cron.monthly directories, without having cron
or anacron installed.
It also provides a generator that dynamicaly translate /etc/crontab,
/etc/cron.d/* and user cronjobs in systemd units.


Package Version Architecture Repository
systemd-cron_1.5.3-1_all.deb 1.5.3 all Ubuntu Universe
systemd-cron - - -


Name Value
init-system-helpers >= 1.18~
python3 -
systemd-sysv >= 212


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anacron -
cron-daemon -


Name Value
anacron -
cron-daemon -


Name Value
anacron -
cron -


Type URL
Binary Package systemd-cron_1.5.3-1_all.deb
Source Package systemd-cron

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install systemd-cron deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install systemd-cron




2015-10-27 - Alexandre Detiste <>
systemd-cron (1.5.3-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
* Fix piuparts error: when package is removed but not purged and
python3 is not installed, /etc/cron.weeky/systemd-cron would fail.
(Closes: #787611)
2015-05-26 - Alexandre Detiste <>
systemd-cron (1.5.2-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Adopt package
* New upstream version
* Switch from Python2 to Python3
* Set-up remove_stale_stamps as /etc/cron.weekly/systemd-cron
* Properly attribute copyright of crontab.5
* Closes: #766348 : generator does not parse ranges correctly
* Closes: #767951 : "crontab -r user" will remove root crontab
* Closes: #766756 : does not mail user in case of job errors
+ Recommends: exim4 | mail-transport-agent
* Closes: #766757 : services should Requires=systemd-user-sessions.service
* Closes: #766902 : @reboot jobs are run on package installation
* Closes: #766764 : support ~/... to /home/user/... expansion
* Closes: #766763 : support @annually
* Closes: #770144 : ignore /etc/cron.d/*.dpkg-*
* disable tests, as they break on pbuilder, and duplicate lintian tests
* Closes: #776859 : don't call systemctl daemon-reload twice in postrm
* Closes: #766345 : /usr/bin/crontab doesn't reject invalid crontabs
2014-10-14 - Michael Stapelberg <>
systemd-cron (1.3.1+ds1-2) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Alexandre Detiste ]
* move from section 'utils' to section 'admin'
* provide sample /etc/crontab & /etc/anacrontab
* trim debian/rules, provide debian/install
* add a postrm script that remove timer stamps on purge
* remove inactive patch
2014-10-07 - Michael Stapelberg <>
systemd-cron (1.3.1+ds1-1) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Alexandre Detiste ]
* demote priority to extra
* systemd >= 212 is now avaible in testing, we can enable persistent timers
* Depends on systemd-sysv to ensure that systemd is running
* Update standards-version to 3.9.6: no changes needed
[ Michael Stapelberg ]
* switch to pristine-tar and a separate upstream branch, use original
orig.tar.gz tarball.
2014-10-01 - Michael Stapelberg <>
systemd-cron (1.3.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Alexandre Detiste ]
* New upstream version.
* New upstream URL
* Closes: #752376 does not meet requirements for cron-daemon
* Closes: #758036 typo in package description
* New dependency of Python, needed by new systemd-crontab-generator
* Turn quilt patch that remove cron.boot into a configure option
* Update standards-version to 3.9.5: no changes needed
[ Michael Stapelberg ]
* Review of changes, add myself to uploaders
2013-08-06 - Shawn Landden <>
systemd-cron (1.1.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release. (Closes: #718910)

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