For each line in my crontab file I get the following error message
limit: coredumpsize: Can't set limit
and the entry doesn't execute.
This happens to my user account's crontab, but not to root's. Somehow
cron doesn't understand the command 'limit coredumpsize 1000000' in
/etc/csh.cshrc under these circumstances.
I've disovered that the problem goes away if I change the owner of
/var/spool/cron/alan to alan.alan instead of root.alan but eventually
ownership reverts back to root.alan. Presumably cron is changing
ownership for security reasons(?). I need more documentation on how
crontab works vis-vis crontab file ownership/permission. Everything
worked fine for months until a few weeks ago. Some package I updated?
FWIW: Linux 2.0.35 (Red Hat 5.1)