/etc/cron.daily scripts may not have dots in their name
I just had the problem I'd placed a script into
/etc/cron.daily on my Debian Lenny system but it wasn't getting run (or at least it didn't seem so).
Two things I learned:
Execute the following to see which scripts would get run:
run-parts --test /etc/cron.daily
In my case, the reason the script was never executed was that I called it
xyz.shas it was a shell script; the dot in the filename was the problem. I removed the dot and now it runs.