I have a script that is requires a cron job.
The script has the option to run a manual cron job which works fine and the option of seting up an automatic cron job which is where the problem is.
The support from the scripts authors is poor as they can't seem to configure it to run properly and indeed have left me with 2 cron jobs with no explanation when the installation guide suggests only one.
Anyway, the cron isn't doing all the tasks it should and in addition I get an email that has the following message:
TERM environment variable not set.
[36mWelcome to CakePHP v2.0.0-dev Console [0m
App : app
Despite asking the authors what this error is I am 'reliably' told it is not an error and to ignore it.
I asked my hosting company and they have replied:
What does the TERM environment variable need set to. I have enabled SSH for you to log in and set environment variable TERM for your account to the desired value. If you are not sure about this, please check with the application/script vendor.
So I am stuck in the middle - one says ignore the other says set it.
I am not sure what/how to do this and would be grateful of any help.
I am hopng that the functions that aren't working with the cron at the moment (some are) will begin to work once this TERM is set.
Hope I have explained this sufficiently as crons/ssh are a mystery to me.
Many thanks in advance