If you can't reproduce the crontab issue I am doing something wrong with the stone age before any thought of user experience editor. I had to google how to run the commands as arrow up isn't arrow up it's ctrl plus letter...
All the guides in the way that they are written assume that as users we actually know what we are doing and frankly don't want to break your bubble but looking at the number of support requests for basic stuff it's obvious that a very large majority have no idea what they are doing and are strongly relying on backups or at least I hope they are.
In your guides a lot of things are assumed or have a everybody knows that approach that make the transition from shared or managed WordPress hosting extremely painful. For instance I'm supposed to know how to use that crappy editor or it's completely omitted in step by step guides that file and folder permissions need to be changed and returned back to their previous permissions to keep everything secure.
Just my two cents doubt it's going to change anything. In the same way that I doubt that the missing command to download the file will be added to https://docs.bitnami.com/aws/apps/wordpress-pro/configuration/configure-varnish/ there is a box on top that says the file has to be downloaded and guess what I have no idea what I'm doing and how to download files in a command line environment the guide assumes that I'm a pro and not new to all this. It's easy just download the file with the command that as a Bitnami developer I have typed out millions of times... When you assume you make an ass out of you and me
These are the steps I followed:
sudo crontab -e
The crappy editor appears.
With arrow down I go to the bottom of the file.
0 * * * * su daemon -s /bin/sh -c "cd /opt/bitnami/apps/wordpress/htdocs/; /opt/bitnami/php/bin/php -q wp-cron.php"
this line appears under it:
Last modification August 24, 2018
I hold CTRL and O to write out
This prompt appears:
File Name to Write: /tmp/crontab.oRMYD7/crontab
I press enter
I hold CTRL and X to exit
And this time it works because I removed "Last modification August 24, 2018" and all additional blank lines.
Isn't that peachy?
"No, our stacks are not auto-updated. We release new versions of our stacks every time there is a new update in any of the components, that's why they are secure and up-to-date."
OK so every time that there's a security update to linux or php or any other part of the stack aside WordPress I have to create a new server on AWS with the new AMI spend a whole bunch of time re configuring it by following Bitnami cryptic and uncompleted guides, use all in one wp migration, find a way to assign the new server to the elastic IP and then scrap the old server.
Am I getting this right?
There as to be an better way!!!!!!! We are almost in 2020! It's like Microsoft or Apple would ask you to erase your computer reconfigure it and restore files from a backup every time that there's an operating system update or security patch!
How will I know that I have to do this process is there some sort of alerting system?
What do companies that have farms of servers do?
I have 5 servers
Also you didn't answer this question:
"Also what command do I enter to have a list of everything installed with the versions?"
I know that it's a lot of questions that most likely a lot of newbies have.
The way I see it is that the only way that Bitnami stacks are secure and up to date is if I apply the new AMI to a new server as soon as they are released so in reality they ARE NOT secure and up to date. They are secure and up to date only when they are released. That's cheesy marketing and affirmations. I sincerely thought that the stacks would apply updates on their own with the secure and up to date affirmation. If I would of known this right at the start not certain that I would have invested 5 days and I'm not finished yet to setup 5 servers to have to start the whole process again when a new AMI comes out to be secure and up to date otherwise I will be unsecured and out of date.
There has to be an easier way...