Subject: Re: problem with 'w' after recent rebuild?
To: None <, current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Mike Long <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/08/1997 17:29:35
>Date: Wed, 8 Jan 1997 13:11:17 -0800
>From: (Grey Wolf)

>Alasdair Baird sez:
> * I've seen much the same---it seems that kvm_mkdb isn't rebuilding
> * the kvm.db when it should.  You need to manually `rm /var/db/kvm.db'
> * before rerunning kvm_mkdb again and all will be fine, until next
> * time at least.  I haven't looked into why this isn't happening, yet.
> what's wrong with throwing the line
>	unlink("/var/db/kvm.db");	/* or its _PATH_ constant */
>	/* or (f)truncate() it? */
>into kvm_mkdb.c (or wherever)?

It's much easier to add 'rm /var/db/kvm.db' at the appropriate point
in /etc/rc until kvm_mkdb is fixed.

See PR bin/1778 for some more info on this particular problem.
Mike Long <>     <URL:>
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