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On my Aquaris E4.5 I have successfully configured syncevolution to synchronise my CardDav Contacts and CalDav Calender entries.

Now I would like to schedule synchronisations. However, since /var/spool/cron is on the root filesystem, which is read only cron does not work, and I do not want to make the root filesystem read-write since I do want to be able to do updates.

Are there plans to maybe move the cron stuff into it's own mountpoint, so it can be made read-write such as many of the other mounts? Or is there some other way of scheduling?

  • I can't help but am very interested in any answer to that question. – Cbhihe May 27 '15 at 9:39
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From How to autostart a shell script on Ubuntu-touch?

Hacky solution is to create an upstart script in /usr/share/upstart/sessions/ or ~/.config/upstart/ (that is writable)

description "my script"
start on started unity8-dash 

exec /path/to/your/script

and have an infinite loop that makes updates there.

  • Thanks for your answer. Since /usr/share/upstart is on the root filesystem too it is read-only as well. And since I do not want to set this to read-write, this is not a a feasible solution for me. – Thomas May 30 '15 at 12:01
  • Yes, haven't verified that answer. – Velkan May 30 '15 at 12:51
  • I found it myself, I have to place the file in .config/upstart directory, so it can be run in user context. – Thomas May 30 '15 at 13:03

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