Martin Husemann <martin%duskware.de@localhost> writes: > On Mon, May 19, 2014 at 12:31:21AM +0100, David Brownlee wrote: >> Given that makemandb is run nightly and weekly by cron anyway, it would >> probably be best for those systems to not have makemandb run on boot. > > Sounds like a good idea - however, doesn't work well for notebooks that > you do not have running over night. It sounds like there are two bugs lurking: doing something at boot every time is being used as a substitute for scheduling it to be donce once we have a notion of nightly cron jobs, and there is concern that these don't happen on notebooks that are not on then So rather than make running this on boot configurable, it seems better to perhaps schedule it with some sort of "run this once" faciltiy, perhaps at(1). Or to chroot and run it at install tiome - why does this need deferring? Then, there's the issue of the nightly scripts; perhaps cron should run them when the machine is first functional if the system has been up. Of course people will object to that, too, but it seems either we need to reduce what gets done or figure out a pleasing background way to do it.
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