Bug#812205: libnotify-bin: notify-send does not work in crontab

Szőgyényi Gábor szg0000 at freemail.hu
Thu Jan 21 14:36:53 UTC 2016

Package: libnotify-bin
Version: 0.7.6-2
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

I tried to use the notify-send with the CRON scheduler.
Like this:

27 15   * * *   szg     notify-send "Message text" -t 10000

The command works in terminal. From logfiles, the cron runs the command in
time, but the message does not appear.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.2
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=hu_HU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=hu_HU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages libnotify-bin depends on:
ii  libc6         2.19-18+deb8u1
ii  libglib2.0-0  2.42.1-1
ii  libnotify4    0.7.6-2

libnotify-bin recommends no packages.

libnotify-bin suggests no packages.

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