Have you already seen this post https://communities.intel.com/thread/48558 ? It is on how to run scripts / programs at startup and they use cronie which you can download from AlexT repo. The information on how to use opkg is right here: http://alextgalileo.altervista.org/package-repo-configuration-instructions.html and cronie is in the i586 repo. I hope you find this helpful.
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I installed cronie successfully. These are the steps I followed.
- Used a fresh new install of the SD card image provided in here: https://communities.intel.com/docs/DOC-22226
- Setup wireless connection by following this guide http://www.malinov.com/Home/sergey-s-blog/intelgalileo-addingwifi
- Configured opkg to fetch packages from AlexT repo. I followed this guide http://alextgalileo.altervista.org/package-repo-configuration-instructions.html
- Updated the list of packages with the command opkg update
- Updated uclibc to avoid having errors due to libc0 with the command opkg install --force-overwrite uclibc
- Installed package group with opkg install packagegroup-core-buildessential
- Installed cronie with the command opkg install cronie
- Installed cronie’s debugging tools with opkg install cronie-dbg
- Installed cronie’s development tools by using the command opkg install cronie-dev
- Installed cronie’s documentation with the command opkg install cronie-doc
Additionally you check this site for reference on how does cron work https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/cron. Let me know if this is what you are looking for.