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GConf errors when running from cron

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  • Subject: [mg125633] GConf errors when running from cron
  • From: Tommi <tommi.tervo at>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 01:33:03 -0500 (EST)
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Simple script works fine from command line but when I'm trying to run
it from cron it will print following errors on RHEL6. Same setup works
fine on RHEL5. (Mathematica 7.0.1)

In[1]:= Initializing FinancialData indices ...
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)

$ crontab -l
58 11 * * * tcsh ~/math.test.csh

$ cat ~/math.test.csh
#!/usr/bin/env tcsh
module load mathematica
math < ~/test.m
module unload mathematica

$ cat test.m

Any workarounds or hints what's wrong?


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