Cron job not working nextcloud25.0.3

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Nextcloud version (eg, 20.0.5): 25.0.3
Operating system and version (eg, Ubuntu 20.04): debian11
Apache or nginx version (eg, Apache 2.4.25): nginx/1.18.0
PHP version (eg, 7.4): 8.1

The issue you are facing:

Hi everybody,

Since upgrade to nextcloud 25.0.3 and php 8.1 on a debian 11 and nginx instance, i have a issue with cronjob.

I believe have tuned fine in /etc/php/X.X/mods-available/apcu.ini
with : and apc.enable_cli=1
and */5 * * * * php -f /var/www/nextcloud/cron.php --define apc.enable_cli=1 in crontab.

The cron job seems to run for about several minutes and then : La dernière exécution de la tâche a duré il y a 11 minutes. Quelque chose semble dysfonctionner.

If someone has an idea it will be fine.

Thanks a lot for your time.

Apologise my poor english.

Best regards

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I found the solution :

In cron : */5 * * * * php8.1 -f /var/www/nextcloud/cron.php --define apc.enable_cli=1 in crontab.

Must specifie the php version you use after an update of just php version.

Hope it helps other.