Cronjobs bombarding me with Emails

Hi,

I installed ssmtp on my RPi2 because i need it for the Web-Applicaion i am building (Final Year Project)

Since i installed and configured ssmtp, i have been bombarded with hourly Cron EMails.

Email Subject:

Cron <root@pi> cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly

Email Body:

/etc/cron.hourly/dietpi:
/DietPi/dietpi/.installed: line 115: _: command not found

/DietPi/dietpi/.installed

#DietPi External Drive
USBDRIVE=0

#DietPi Software
GRASSHOPPER=0
DESKTOP_LXDE=0

WEBSERVER_LAMP=0
WEBSERVER_LASP=0
WEBSERVER_LAAP=0

WEBSERVER_LEMP=0
WEBSERVER_LESP=0
WEBSERVER_LEAP=0

WEBSERVER_LLMP=2
WEBSERVER_LLSP=0
WEBSERVER_LLAP=0

WEBSERVER_APACHE=0
WEBSERVER_NGINX=0
WEBSERVER_LIGHTTPD=2
WEBSERVER_MYSQL=2
WEBSERVER_MARIADB=0
WEBSERVER_SQLITE=0
WEBSERVER_PHP=2
WEBSERVER_MYADMINPHP=0
WEBSERVER_REDIS=0

OWNCLOUD=0
TRANSMISSION=0
PHPBB=0
HIFI=0
KODI=0
MINIDLNA=0
NOIPDYNDNS=0
OPENTYRIAN=0
DIETPICAM=0
DELUGE=0
FILESERVER_SAMBA=2
FILESERVER_PROFTP=0
FILESERVER_VSFTPD=0
RASPCONTROL=0
LINUXDASH=0
PIHOLE=0
SUBSONIC=0
WEAVED=0
WEBIOPI=0
DIETPICLOUDSHELL=0
HAPROXY=0
SQUEEZEBOXSERVER=0
WORDPRESS=0
TIGHTVNCSERVER=0
FAIL2BAN=0
PHPSYSINFO=0
PHPIMAGEGALLERY=0
AMPACHE=0
OPENVPNSERVER=0
LETSENCRYPT=0
WIRINGPI=0
RPIGPIO=0
RPII2C=0
WIFIHOTSPOT=0
TORHOTSPOT=0
SHAIRPORTSYNC=0
BRUTEFIR=0
PYDIO=0
SQUEEZELITE=0
EMONHUB=0
EMONCMS=0
RPIMONITOR=0
NETDATA=0
BAIKAL=0
MUMBLESERVER=0


#Additional Linux Software
VIMFULL=0
SSHCLIENT=0
SMBCLIENT=0

GITCLIENT=0
BUILDESSENTIAL=0
ALSABASE=0
XSERVERXORG=0
CURLFTPFS=0
FFMPEG=0
ORACLEJAVA=0
NODEJS=0

SSHSERVER_DROPBEAR=2
SSHSERVER_OPENSSH=0
LOGGING_LOGROTATE=0
LOGGING_RAMLOG=2
LOGGING_RSYSLOG=0


#DietPi Choice System: SSH Server
INDEX_SSHSERVER_CURRENT=-1
INDEX_SSHSERVER_TARGET=-1

#DietPi Choice System: File Server
INDEX_FILESERVER_CURRENT=0
INDEX_FILESERVER_TARGET=0

#DietPi Choice System: Logging
INDEX_LOGGING_CURRENT=-1
INDEX_LOGGING_TARGET=-1

#DietPi Preference System: Webserver base
INDEX_WEBSERVER_CURRENT=-2
INDEX_WEBSERVER_TARGET=-2

The Web Application works perfectly and i can also send Emails via Command Line.

So, i do not want the Email functionality to change. I just want these hourly Emails to go to hell!

I googled for a solution. I need to delete the MAILTO line in /etc/crontab

But there is no such line there:

root@pi:/etc/cron.hourly# cat /etc/crontab
#Please use dietpi-cron to change cron start times
SHELL=/bin/sh
PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin

# m h dom mon dow user  command
17 *    * * *   root    cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly
25 1    * * *   root    test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.daily )
47 1    * * 7   root    test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.weekly )
52 1    1 * *   root    test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.monthly )

The Cronjobs can run hourly, i don’t mind that. I just don’t want them to send me Emails.

Please help!

Thank You

Hi ZombieVirus,

Thanks for the info, and sorry for the mass emails :slight_smile:

/DietPi/dietpi/.installed: line 115: _: command not found

Theres a bug in v117 which adds _ to the end of the installed file each time you run dietpi-software: https://github.com/Fourdee/DietPi/blob/master/dietpi/dietpi-software#L329. I dont know how it got there, most likely my 2 year old decided to press some key when I had the sourcecode open lol.

This is fixed for v118.

If you remove the _ from /DietPi/dietpi/.installed the issue should disappear.

Thanks Fourdee :smiley:

Those Emails were driving me Nuts!

lol, aye, sorry about that :slight_smile:

Just be aware, if you run dietpi-software at any point before the v118 update, you will need to remove the _ again.