Subject: "make install" broken wrt whatis?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: maximum entropy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/16/1997 05:05:01
While running a make build on sources supped Wednesday, I noticed that
during the "make install" phase the rebuild of the whatis database is
now done *before* the man pages are actually installed. Previously,
makewhatis was run as one of the very last commands during
As an experiment I nuked my /usr/share/man hierarchy and reran "make
install". Sure enough, I ended up with an empty whatis database. I'm
now running makewhatis manually to recreate it.
Have I broken something on my system or is something broken in the
-current mk files?
p.s. in case it matters: NetBSD tardis.bernstein.com 1.2G NetBSD 1.2G (C466DE) #0: Wed Oct 15 17:36:57 EDT 1997 email@example.com:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/C466DE i386
entropy -- it's not just a good idea, it's the second law.