problem with executing crontabs - syncevolution

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problem with executing crontabs - syncevolution

Postby nathanscrivener » Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:07 pm

I have set up syncevolution to sync with Scheduleworld. I have placed the following into crontab:

*/10 * * * * syncevolution scheduleworld > /home/nathan/schedule.log

The problem is, the command 'syncevolution scheduleworld' runs fine when I type it in from the terminal, but when executed automatically the crontab log shows the following:

11:40:05 [ERROR] todo: not found: ''

The syncevolution log says:

"GConf Error: Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are that you need to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks
due to a system crash. See for information. (Details - 1: Not running within active session)"

I'm fairly new to linux and am finding this a bit over my head, but really want my data synced with my phone :-(

Please can somebody help?

p.s. I restarted cron after making my changes using 'sudo /etc/init.d/cron restart' and that didn't help

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Re: problem with executing crontabs - syncevolution

Postby Husse » Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:21 am

I think this has to do with permissions, that's often the case when you can run it from the terminal but not from some application or the other way round
You write
the command 'syncevolution scheduleworld' runs fine when I type it in from the terminal

What exactly did you use in the terminal? Not just syncevolution scheduleworld I presume
It's necessary to precise :)
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