From where are you getting the package? Are you getting it from the AlexT repo?
While installing the package did you have errors or it was installed successfully? it could be an error while installing.
Could you add a screenshot of the Serial Terminal with the outcome of trying to execute crontab? Is there an error message or it's just that doesn't do anything?
I got the package from the build I made (BSP 1.0.4).
I just run a new build, copied the ipk on my board and installed it using opkg.
It didn't complain about dependancies but may be it needs some other package ?
The crond process is running but it doesn't do anything. I added a script to write a file every 1 minute but I don't see the file created.
There is nothing in /var/log/messages as well:
Feb 23 21:41:30 clanton cron.info crond: (CRON) STARTUP (1.4.9)
Feb 23 21:41:30 clanton cron.info crond: (CRON) INFO (Syslog will be used instead of sendmail.)
Feb 23 21:41:30 clanton cron.info crond: (CRON) INFO (@reboot jobs will be run at computer's startup.)
I'm not using the AlexT repo .
I tried to install his version but got failed dependancy (uclibc).
I realised I'm spoiled by the new linux versions. I completely forgot that I have to use crontab -e to edit the configuration.
So I added my command and then verified it with crontab -l
It now works fine and runs the tasks.